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Queen Elizabeth will cover British Vogue
Queen Elizabeth will be on the cover of British Vogue magazine for the first time.
The publication will pay tribute to the 95-year-old monarch in honor of her platinum jubilee in its April issue, with the front page featuring an image of the Queen wearing the George IV state tiara.
The photograph was taken in 1957 by her former brother-in-law, the late Antony Armstrong-Jones, also known as Lord Snowdon after his marriage to the late Princess Margaret.
Editor Edward Enninful reflected on how he thinks the monarchy is changing in his monthly letter for the magazine.
He wrote: “When I received my OBE for services to diversity in fashion several years ago, I thought hard about what the decision to accept it would mean.
“In the end, I saw a former institution that was putting in place a program for change and if they had noticed and wanted to recognize my work as something worth highlighting, given that my efforts were also aimed at shining a light on underrepresented people, so I felt comfortable — eager, even — to engage.
A spokesperson for the magazine explained that the issue “will pay a special tribute to Her Majesty The Queen, ahead of the Platinum Jubilee, looking back at her own unique relationship with the monarch during her seventy years on the throne.” .
In addition to the black and white image of the queen, a double cover of the April issue will feature Anya Taylor-Joy.
In her cover image, the ‘Queen’s Gambit’ actress donned a replica Georve IV state tiara for “her own fantastical royal dressing moment.”
The Queen first appeared on a magazine cover as a baby in July 1927, sharing the front of Tatler with her mother.
She went on to cover a wide range of publications, including Time, Vanity Fair and Punch.
In 2016 Prince William’s wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge covered British Vogue and in 2019 Prince Harry’s wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex was asked to serve as a guest editor for the publication.
The April issue of British Vogue is available on newsstands and for digital download from Tuesday 29 March.