Duchess of Cornwall to appear on special edition cover of Vogue for her 75th birthday

May 08, 2022
Camilla's photoshoot took place with a skeleton crew of magazine staff and palace aides, all sworn to secrecy. Source: Getty

Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will soon be the latest member of the Royal Family to grace the cover of fashion “bible” Vogue for her 75th birthday, this July.

While talks of having Camilla on the cover of the magazine’s July issue have been ongoing for several months, the Duchess had only agreed to the proposal after having numerous private meetings with British Vogue‘s editor-in-chief Edward Enninful.

The Duchess reportedly turned down the offer of having a team of celebrity stylists on hand to assist with the shoot and conducted the photoshoot in April under a veil of secrecy with a small team of palace aides and magazine staff.

“As an attractive, confident woman, she has never used the latest trends to carve out an identity,” said former Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman.

And it seems that the Duchess has always held this belief.

Shulman explained that back in 2006, during the Duchess’s first wedding anniversary photoshoot with her husband, Prince Charles, the royal was “was adamant then that she did not want clothes provided for her, and brought in her own”.

“There was no fuss, she just knew what she liked and what suited her – and did not want to undergo a Vogue transformation,” Shulman said.

Not only will we see the Duchess’s face printed on the glossy publication, but the special issue will also feature what is said to be one of the most high-profile interviews to date.

More than just a special birthday cover, this move also keeps with the Royal Family’s tradition of appearing in the publication and is another way of putting the future Queen consort in the public eye, ensuring a smooth transition for when Prince Charles becomes king.

While many in the UK still hold strong feelings that the late Princess Diana would be better suited as Queen, a recent poll has shown that support for the Duchess of Cornwall has skyrocketed with many agreeing that having Charles and Camilla rule would be an asset to the country.

Other royal cover stars include Princess Anne, who appeared on the magazine’s cover in 1971, Princess Diana, who was Vogue’s cover girl in 1991 and again in 1994, and Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge, who was photographed for the 2016 cover of Vogue‘s 100th-anniversary issue.

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