See Queen Elizabeth II Pose With Her Dogs For Vanity Fair’s Exclusive Cover

To mark her 90th birthday, Queen Elizabeth II sat down for some portraits by famous photographer, Annie Leibovitz. These series of photos captured the Queen in her most intimate moments and the familiar setting of her home at Windsor castle.

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

The issue also includes reminiscences about the Queen by royal biographer, William Shawcross and Vanity Fair contributes, and a report on her beloved dogs.

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