The Queen Ditches Fur After 'Backlash From Animal Rights Activists'

'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'
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Animal advocates have welcomed the Queen's decision to ditch fur (Photo: Julian Calder)

Animal advocates have welcomed the Queen's decision to ditch fur (Photo: Julian Calder)

Queen Elizabeth II will opt for faux fur in the future, according to her senior dresser Angela Kelly.

According to Kelly, who has written a memoir, Elizabeth II has decided to officially ban fur from her royal wardrobe in response to changing societal attitudes.

In addition, according to leading fashion outlet Vogue, 'in recent years, her choice to wear real fur has come under fire from activists'.

Fake fur

Speaking in an interview with Vogue, Kelly said: "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 Queen is not the first royal to eschew the material: Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle also chooses not to wear real fur for ethical reasons.

Attitudes around fur are changing (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

Attitudes around fur are changing (Photo: Adobe. Do not use without permission)

'Congratulations'

"Times are changing, and we congratulate the Queen for having changed with them," Connor Jackson, CEO of advocacy group Open Cages, said in a statement sent to Plant Based News.

"Everyone, from royalty to the everyday shopper on the street, knows that we don't need to abuse and kill animals in order to look luxurious.

"We encourage the UK government to follow in the Queen's footsteps and use Brexit as a chance to ban fur importation into the country for good."

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