The Queen will be appearing on the cover of British Vogue for the first time in a special edition to celebrate her platinum anniversary.
he cover of the April issue shows the 95-year-old monarch wearing a crown and necklace in the early years of her reign.
In the special tribute, the magazine will look back on its own unique relationship with the Queen during her historic 70 years on the throne.
This is one of many celebrations taking place to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a pageant being held on June 5th – the final day of the celebratory Jubilee weekend.
British Vogue Editor-in-Chief Edward Enninful writes in his letter to the editor: “When I received my OBE for services to diversity in fashion a few years ago, I thought carefully about what the decision to accept it would mean.
“Ultimately, I saw an old institution embarking on a program of change, and if they had noticed my work and wanted to acknowledge my work as something worth highlighting, since my efforts were all about giving the spotlight to underrepresented people, then I felt probably – even keen – to join in.”
Queen’s Gambit actress Anya Taylor-Joy also stars in the double-cover issue of the magazine, wearing a replica of the monarch’s George IV State Tiara for her own royal dress-up moment.
Speaking to the magazine, Taylor-Joy admitted she was blown away by the attention after finding fame when the hit Netflix show landed and fled to her friend and model Ivy Getty’s house to get away from it.
She said: “Nothing has changed in my life. Then I went to New York and within an hour I was back at Ivy’s house like I was shaking on the floor.
“It was so intense… I was dressed like an East Berlin spy the whole time… It only took me a second to understand it and make it right for me.”
British Vogue’s April issue is available for digital download and on newsstands from Tuesday 29th March.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/the-queen-to-feature-on-british-vogue-cover-in-platinum-jubilee-special-41480868.html The Queen will appear on the cover of British Vogue in the Platinum Jubilee Special