To mark her 90th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II poses up with her beloved Corgis and Dorgis on the cover of the latest issue of Vanity Fair magazine.
The exclusive portraits which shows the Queen in the intimate, familiar setting of her home at Windsor Castle was captured by by Vanity Fair contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz.
Little wonder why the 90-year-old royal choose to be photographed with her beloved dogs, it’s because they have been a part of her life since 1949, when she started a program of royal corgi breeding from her first puppy, Susan.
Speaking on her experience with the Queen, Annie said; “The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas, 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. I was told how relaxed she was at Windsor, and it was really true. You get the sense of how at peace she was with herself, and very much enthralled with her family.”
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