Buckingham Palace on Wednesday announced that Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11 will no longer wear new outfits made with real fur. The news was welcomed by animal rights groups.
Angela Kelly, the head of state’s personal adviser and confidante, made the disclosure in her book about her close relationship with the monarch, The Other Side Of The Coin.
Elizabeth II’s senior personal dresser, Angela Kelly, said, “The queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits in her wardrobe, 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.’
The monarch’s decision has been praised by animal rights activists, who are urging others to follow in the Queen’s footsteps.
The Humane Society, which runs the #FurFreeBritain, also said in a statement that it was ‘thrilled’ Her Majesty had gone fur free.
‘Queen Elizabeth’s decision to “go faux” is the perfect reflection of the mood of the British public, the vast majority of whom detest cruel fur and want nothing to do with it.
‘Our Head of State going fur free sends a powerful message that fur is firmly out of fashion and does not belong with Brand Britain.’
The United Kingdom was the first country in the world to outlaw fur farming on ethical grounds in 2000.
Her Majesty was pictured wearing a brown fur coat to attend a Christmas Day service at St Mary Magdalene Church in Sandringham in 2015, and in a fox-fur-lined coat and fox-fur hat as she attended the same church on Christmas day in 2010.