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Queen Victoria: Harper's Pick Mrs Beckham For Their Brit Celebration Cover

15/12/2017 20:15 GMT

Victoria Beckham is helping Harper's Bazaar UK celebrate "Britain's idiosyncratic cultural royalty" by posing for the cover of their May 2012 issue. The result? Very summery and very pretty:

Queen Victoria: Harper's pick Mrs Beckham for their Brit celebration cover Image by Camilla Akrans for Harper's Bazaar

In a nod to the fact that Victoria now spends a lot of her time outside the UK, the pictures were shot by photographer Camilla Akrans in Los Angeles where the pop singer-turned-designer now lives with husband David.

Wondering what she's wearing? For once it's not one of her own designs! VB has actually donned one of Prada's fabulous Spring/Summer 2012 swimsuits:

Queen Victoria: Harper's pick Mrs Beckham for their Brit celebration cover Photo: Rex

Our favourite thing about the cover (Victoria aside) is the subtle tweaking to the Harper's typeface. Font fans will know that the brand traditionally uses the distinctive angular H&FJ Didot type, but for May's floral summertime cover look the nameplate incorporates a number of cute flourishes - it's a tiny detail but one we love. We're also thinking that maybe Harper's could start doing Google Doodle-esque designs for each of its special issues.

For highlights from the interview check back at midnight - in the meantime you can see Victoria's style evolution below.

Full feature appears in the May issue of Harper's Bazaar UK, on sale Monday 2nd April

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