Queen Elizabeth II Poses with Her Beloved Corgis for ‘Vanity Fair’ 

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Queen Elizabeth II just turned 90; she marked the occasion by posing for the cover of Vanity Fair along with a pack of her favorite corgi pups. The photo was taken by world-famous photographer Annie Leibovitz at the Queen’s Windsor Castle. Leibovitz explained that she sought to photograph the iconic woman in her element for the special spread.

“The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas,” Leibovitz said. “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.”

Queen Elizabeth II Poses for 'Vanity Fair'
CREDIT: Annie Leibovitz/ Vanity Fair

In her arms is Holly, and at her feet is Willow. The other two, Vulcan and Candy, are “dorgis,” a cross between corgis and dachshunds, and were the pets of her sister, Princess Margaret.

Leibovitz also shared how invested the Queen is in her family and how happy she is to spend time with them.

“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.”