Apparently, Anna Wintour is leading a quiet campaign of trying to get Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton on the cover. Page Six says that sources say that Wintour has been appealing to photographer Mario Testino, a close friend of the British royals, to reach out to the elegant newlywed to shoot her for the fashion magazine. “Anna has been speaking to Mario about winning over Kate,” says the source. “She is really pressing him to shoot Kate for the cover.” Testino took the Prince William and Kate’s official engagement photo.
Another source said, “Every magazine has been trying to get Kate, and many assume it will eventually be Vogue. But even with the Mario Testino relationship, it is not clear when this will happen. The Palace must approve it, and they are very protective of Kate.” The duchess has already turned down the chance to be a British Vogue cover girl before her wedding.
Reps for Vogue and Mario Testino declined to comment. Buckingham Palace reps last night also declined to comment.
– Taneisha Jordan
Source: Page Six