With every new photo of Kate Middleton, we tend to fall more in love with her royal style and the overall confidence she oozes. But when we saw shots of the duchess in the June issue of British Vogue, snapped by photographer Josh Olins and displayed in the Vogue 100: A Century of Style exhibition, we nearly fainted from excitement. There, smiling in a suede jacket, a wide-brim hat, and later, a striped top, was Kate being so . . . Kate. Casual, effortless, and so, so stunning.
The spread was also in collaboration with the National Portrait Gallery, which Kate is a patron of due to her love of photography, and was a first for the royal style star, who has never before posed for a publication. Check out the photos ahead, but please do it sitting down, as we've no doubt these looks will cause you to swoon. You'll be able to see the full spread in the June Centenary issue of British Vogue, on sale Thursday.
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