At the age of 93, Queen Elizabeth II of Britain has made a notable clothing statement by removing real fur from her day-to-day wardrobe.
The move was revealed by her senior dresser, Angela Kelly. “If Her Majesty is to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm,” she says.
The Queen’s historic outfits will remain with their fur intact and she won’t get rid of anything she already owns. Nonetheless Claire Bass, of animal charity Humane Society International, says the decision will send “a powerful message that fur is firmly out of fashion”.