The Queen and her beloved dogs will be on the cover of Vanity Fair


The Queen will feature as the cover girl of the latest edition of Vanity Fair magazine - posing with her four pet dogs.

The image by celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz was an additional picture taken when the monarch posed for three official photographs at Easter to mark her 90th birthday.

The Queen's Vanity Fair cover
(Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/PA)

Sat on a rug in the grounds of Windsor Castle the monarch has been captured with her dogs - two corgis, Willow and Holly, and two dorgis, Candy and Vulcan.

The Duke of Edinburgh also posed with the Queen for the photographer and the picture will appear in the magazine, out on Friday, alongside the three official images.

Annie Leibovitz
(Yui Mok/PA)

Leibovitz told the magazine: "The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas."

"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.

The photographer added: "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."