Theresa May to become first PM on the cover of American Vogue

Theresa May to become first PM on the cover of American Vogue

Theresa May is set to become the first Prime Minister to appear in the pages of American Vogue, it has been confirmed by Downing Street.

While her predecessor Margaret Thatcher appeared in British Vogue, May would be the first British leader to feature in the magazine's US edition.

It appears the prime minister secretly posed for renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz in a photo shoot at Chequers past year.

May will appear in the April issue, which hits newsstands in March.

"The long-planned shoot for US Vogue will come out in April", a No 10 spokesman said.

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The move is believed to have been orchestrated in secret by US Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour who was recently made a Dame in the Queen's New Year's Honours List.

Ms May's footwear has also attracted comment and she is often seen in brightly coloured kitten heels.

However, her love for Wakeley's designs attracted criticism late a year ago (16), when she donned a pair of $1197 (£995) leather pants from the designer for a Sunday Times profile, and was slammed for splashing out on such high end fashion.

When asked by BBC Radio during an interview in 2014 what she would chose as her luxury item were she a castaway on a desert island, she opted for a lifetime subscription to Vogue.