Queen Elizabeth II is to feature on the cover of British Vogue for the first time in a special issue celebrating her Platinum Jubilee, according to The Metro. The upcoming April issue will present the 95-year-old monarch, who is said to now be using a wheelchair, in the early years of her reign wearing a crown and necklace.
In the special tribute, the magazine will look back on its own unique relationship with the royal during her historic 70 years on the throne.
This is among many celebrations underway to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, with a pageant being staged on June 5 – the final day of the celebratory jubilee weekend.
The Queen first appeared in Vogue in 1927 at the age of one when she was pictured at her mother’s knee. The magazine has featured many photos of the head of state over the years, however, this is the first time she will grace the cover.
The Queen’s Gambit actress Anya Taylor-Joy also stars alongside in the magazine’s twin cover issue, wearing a replica of the monarch’s George IV State Diadem for her own royal dress-up moment.
Speaking to the magazine, she admitted that she was overwhelmed with the attention after she rose to fame when the hit Netflix show landed and fled to her friend and model Ivy Getty’s house to get away from it.