Queen Elizabeth bans fur from her new winter wardrobe

2019-11-07 16:53
 
Queen Elizabeth II.

Cape Town - Queen Elizabeth II has given anti-fur campaigners an early Christmas gift.

The Express reports that chief dresser Angela Kelly has shared that the monarch has banned fur from her new winter wardrobe.

In her book The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, she wrote: "If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm."

On Wednesday Buckingham Palace said in a statement that while new outfits designed for the queen will not use real fur, she will however not dispose of the fur items she already has.

"The queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits in her wardrobe," read the statement.

The Human Society International UK (HSI) has praised the queen on her decision and called on Britons to follow her example.

In an Instagram post, they wrote: "Our Head of State refusing to wear fur sends a powerful message that fur is firmly out of fashion and does not belong with Brand Britain.

"The UK banned fur farming almost two decades ago because it was deemed too cruel to be allowed, so now it's time to ban its sale too. We are calling on the British government to follow Her Majesty's example and make the UK the first country in the world to ban the sale of animal fur."

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has ditched fur! The fur-free move was announced by Angela Kelly, Her Majesty’s personal advisor and senior dresser, in an interview with Vogue magazine. Kelly told Vogue, “If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm." Here at HSI/UK we are thrilled that Her Majesty has officially gone fur-free. Our Head of State refusing to wear fur sends a powerful message that fur is firmly out of fashion and does not belong with Brand Britain. The UK banned fur farming almost two decades ago because it was deemed too cruel to be allowed, so now it's time to ban its sale too. We are calling on the British government to follow Her Majesty’s example and make the UK the first country in the world to ban the sale of animal fur. #FurFreeBritian #royal #royalfamily #royalty #fashion #queen #royals #london #britishroyalfamily #monarchy #kensingtonpalace

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Compiled by Leandra Engelbrecht. (Sources: Express, AP)

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