Queen Elizabeth Is Making a Major Fashion Statement (Spoiler: She’s Giving Up Real Fur)

Queen Elizabeth is making a major change to her royal wardrobe: She’s saying goodbye to real fur. 

The queen's longtime dresser, Angela Kelly, declared in her memoir that Queen Elizabeth will stop using real fur in her outfits. Yep, that means going forward, any fur featured in the queen's new outfits will be fake.

And we’re not just taking the word of Kelly, the news was also confirmed by the palace to The Telegraph

"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," according to Kelly.

This is a huge change for the queen, as she has many famous fur coats and cloaks, which she has worn for decades—including one floor-length pelt that she's had on rotation since the ’50s.  

See one of her most infamous pieces below. 

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However, allow us to make one thing clear—while all of her new clothes will be made with faux fur, Kelly states that the queen will continue to wear items trimmed with real fur that she already has in her wardrobe, mainly ceremonial outfits.

The queen isn’t the first member of the royal family we have seen make this change. Kate Middleton has been spotted wearing faux on multiple occasions. And when she chooses to wear real fur, it is said to be from ethical sources. 

According to The Telegraph, one of her favorite items, which she has been seen in multiple times, is a hat made from the pelts of alpacas that died of natural causes.

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Since Kelly gave Hello! magazine an exclusive first look at her all-new memoir, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, we’ve learned many things about Her Majesty (like the fact that she doesn’t stretch out her own shoes). 

Way to go, Queen Elizabeth. We totally respect this.