KATEMIDDLETONVOGUE2012.jpgVogue Editor Alexandra Shulman has spoken out about wanting the Duchess of Cambridge to grace the cover of the most covetable fashion magazine in the world. At the ToMax talk Fashion and Fantasy: What's in Vogue and Why Does It Matter? event in London last night, Shulman told the audience "I'd love to have Kate Middleton on the cover. I assure you it is not for want of asking!"

It's hardly surprising that Shulman wants Kate Middleton to appear on the cover (we wonder if the 'Kate effect' works with magazines too?) but with the protective Palace keeping a close eye on her, I doubt it's something we'll see any time soon. Don't get me wrong, I think it will happen eventually - both Kate (and her husband Prince William) have been snapped by noted photographer Mario Testino, and even Williams late mother Diana Princess of Wales was photographed for numerous publications, including Vanity Fair and Vogue.

As well as discussing her dream cover star, Shulman also highlighted what makes a best selling cover girl...and what doesn't. The editor let slip that whilst Adele is one of the most popular women in the world, she's also one of the worst sellers, and that music women in general "haven't sold well at all". She went on to say, "I find there has to be a relationship with the person on the cover that goes beyond how they look. Our most successful cover was the millennium issue - which didn't have anyone on it, but acted like a mirror so you could see your own reflection!"

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