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Harper’s Bazaar Expected to ‘War’ With Vogue to Put Kate Middleton on the Cover First

Vogue would seem like the shoo-in for the big cover "gets," as editor Anna Wintour proved when she published Michelle Obama's first big cover before all her competitors (which followed with many lovely MObama covers and stories of their own). But "Page Six" notes that Harper's Bazaar might be in a better position to land the necessary and highly coveted Kate Middleton cover first since fashion-features editor Sara Buys is married to Camilla Parker Bowles's son Tom. Bailey won't reveal anything about where the battle stands. "I'm very fortunate to be editor-in-chief of Harper's Bazaar and, as a result, have lots of people who want to be on the cover," she told the paper at a party the other night. "We're very, very fortunate to have some of the great Kates appear on our cover — Kate Winslet, Cate Blanchett. Who knows the future?"

Bazaar stylist Mary Alice Stephenson said, "There will probably be a war with Vogue, but Glenda is the woman to get Kate." We'll probably be just as intensely interested in the issue that gets her first as the issue that gets her second. But British Vogue or another British magazine will probably get to shoot her before anyone in this country, anyway.

Next Kate in Glenda's Sights [NYP]

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