(via Marie Claire South Africa Facebook)
We were really excited for, like, three seconds when we read that Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton
had landed on the cover of a women's magazine. The fashionable new royal has, so far, declined to be photographed for any and all fashion magazines—even Vogue
!—so to see Kate the Great on a cover? What a coup!
Well, kind of.
Turns out the August 2012 cover of Marie Claire South Africa
features Kate Middleton's head Photoshopped on a model's body. Yup—it's a fake Kate!
"We were so inspired by her fairytale wedding and her life as a modern-day princess, which is why we elected Kate Middleton as our cover star for the August issue," the magazine's editor Aspasia Karras told
"The cover is actually a hyper-real illustration of Kate, meant to be a fan art tribute to fashion's new royal icon."
Fake fan-art covers! What will they think of next?
What do you think of Marie Claire South Africa's totally fake Kate Middleton cover? Is it cool or is it lame? Vote here: