PICTURES: The Duchess of Cambridge poses for her first magazine shoot 4 years ago

PICTURES: The Duchess of Cambridge poses for her first magazine shoot

The Duchess of Cambridge is the cover star of VOGUE's centenary issue.

In a collaboration between the iconic fashion bible and the National Portrait gallery, two photos of Kate Middleton will hang in the gallery in conjunction with the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition.

The Duchess is the patron of the aforementioned gallery and posed for the shoot back in January at the royal Sandringham retreat in Norfolk.

Kate, who usually does her own make-up is believed to have allowed a professional make-up artist prep her for the photos, which were taken by renowned fashion photographer, Josh Olins.

The mother of two followed in the footsteps of Princess Diana, who was the cover star of the magazine four times in total, including a posthumous appearance in 1997.

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