Queen Elizabeth Is Going Fur-Free

BY Kasia Truscott / Nov 6 2019 / 09:20 AM

The monarch is set to avoid using real fur in her future new outfits

Queen Elizabeth Is Going Fur-Free
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Sustainability and eco-friendly fashion has been hot on the heels of designers within the fashion industry as of late, with household names such as Gucci, Diane Von Furstenberg, and even the state of California all announcing plans to stop using real fur in their products and sales.

Now, the British royals have jumped on board with Queen Elizabeth II's latest commitment to a fur-free future. 

Her Majesty's personal adviser and official dressmaker, Angela Kelly, has revealed in her new memoir, The Other Side of the Cointhat the queen will no longer wear real fur in her future new outfits. Per The TelegraphKelly expained in her book, that "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."

Fur has traditionally been a highly symbolic element of the royal family's wardrobe, from its appearance in luxury coats and shawls to the iconic fur-lined Robe of State that is worn exclusively for coronations. According to The Telegraphthe Queen's decision to go fur-free has already earned high praise from animal rights activists across the UK. 

Claire Bass, executive director of the Humane Society, told the British outlet that, "Queen Elizabeth's decision to 'go faux' is the perfect reflection of the mood of the British public."

"The vast majority of [the public] detest cruel fur, and want nothing to do with it."