Queen Elizabeth II Poses With Her 4 Royals On The Cover Of Vanity Fair

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Queen Elizabeth II, at age 90, has made her second appearance on the cover of Vanity Fair. This time, she’s sharing that honor with four of her royal guards! Holly and Willow are a part of the Queen’s legendary corgi “dynasty.” Vulcan and Candy are dorgis, a breed that was crossbred when one of the Queen’s corgis mated with a dachshund that belonged to her sister, Princess Margaret.

The Queen needed her canine companions to be a part of the series of portraits that were going to be shot for the magazine’s summer issue. Iconic fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz did an amazing job!

Leibovitz says that the Queen was very involved with the creation of the images.

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“The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas,” Leibovitz said. “She wanted to be photographed with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh; her daughter, Anne, the Princess Royal; and her corgis.”

According to Vanity Fair, Queen Elizabeth has kept corgis for nearly eight decades. This even predates her relationship with her husband, Prince Phillip, by nearly a decade. The royal family brought their first corgi into their home in 1933 when she was eight. The queen has always had one since then.

The queen and corgis

Image: VanityFair

Article: Time Magazine