The queen no longer uses fur in her outfits, after switching to faux fur this year, her senior dresser has been revealed.
Angela Kelly, the state's personal adviser and confidant, made the revelation in her book about her close relationship with the sovereign, The Other Side Of The Coin.
She wrote: & # 39; If Her Majesty must attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, faux fur will be used from 2019 to ensure that she stays warm. & # 39;
Buckingham Palace confirmed today the move to FEMAIL and said: & # 39; Because new outfits are designed for the queen, every coat used will be fake. & # 39;
The palace would not speculate & # 39; about whether the queen's fur coats could already be worn, or whether new crowns or state clothing made for the frost will contain animal fur.
This means that the 93-year-old could still wear fur clothing that was already in her wardrobe, and animal fur could be added to new crowns or state clothing made for the ruling monarch.
The movement would make the queen the first member of the royal family to shun real fur.
The queen will no longer buy clothing that contains real fur, the palace said. Here she is depicted with a brown fur coat when she went to church in Norfolk on Christmas Day in 2015 and wore a fur coat in 1963
The Queen's move may not apply to real fur that is used in state clothing and official dresses. Here the queen is depicted with a white fur, presumably fake, at the opening of the parliament in 2009
The Queen came under fire from animal rights campaigners in 2010 for wearing a cream-colored fox fur hat when she went to church in Sandringham on Christmas Day
Her Majesty was pictured in a brown fur coat to attend a Christmas Day service at St. Mary Magdalene Church, Norfolk, in 2015, and in a fox fur-lined coat and fox fur hat when she visited St. Mary's Church in Sandringham for Christmas in 2010.
The United Kingdom was the first country in the world to ban fur farms in 2000 for ethical reasons.
Sparking rumors that the queen would officially go fur-free Angela Kelly, who has been working for the prince for 25 years, told Fashion: & # 39; If Her Majesty has to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, faux fur will be used from 2019 to keep it warm. & # 39;
Animal rights activists at Animal Aid said the move & # 39; positive & # 39; but called on the queen to extend the policy to ceremonial clothing.
"With a growing awareness of the terrible cruelty caused by fur production, it is certainly positive to hear that the queen will no longer use real fur in her new outfits," they said in a statement .
The queen was wearing a brown fur coat in Winnipeg, in Canada, in 2002 during the celebration of her Royal Golden Jubilee
The queen plays in Winnipeg, Canada, in 2002, and wears the brown fur coat
Her majesty was also depicted with the same coat when she visited the Green Park subway station in 1969
& # 39; It is terrible that animals are still condemned to terrible suffering for the sake of fashion to this day, and we are encouraged that the queen takes measures not to contribute to this.
& # 39; We hope this policy also applies to ceremonial clothing such as robes.
In 2015, her majesty warmly joined the December cold with a brown fur coat, which received criticism from animal rights campaigners.
The monarch was also seen in the same fur coat as Sandringham in 2013, when she attended the parties for her Golden Jubilee in Canada in 2002 and when she tried Green Park station, London, in 1969.
In 2010, the queen and duchess of Cornwall wore fox fur hats in Russian style when they went to church on Christmas Day.
At that time, the director of Animal Aid, Andrew Tyler, accused the royal family of a & # 39; showy display of cruelty & # 39 ;.
& # 39; Pels parading in 2010 says something unpleasant about the person wearing it. & # 39;
The hats were made from & # 39; vintage fur & # 39; by designer milliner Philip Treacy and used fur that had been from the duchess's mother.
Although fur farming in the UK became illegal in 2000, it is still legal to import fur from other countries. According to the Humane Society, this industry was estimated to be worth £ 70 million for Great Britain last year.
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