Two decades ago, The UK was the first country in the world to ban fur farming on ethical grounds, thereby, and recently acknowledging this new found attitude towards fur, Buckingham Palace has signaled that Queen Elizabeth is no longer including real fur in her new, yet to be designed and made garments..
Faux fur in several varieties will be replacing real fur as Angela Kelly, the Queen’s dressmaker has revealed;
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.
However, the monarch will continue to wear the existing pieces in her wardrobe made with fur, from coats and hats to ceremonial robes.
Fur banning activists were thrilled with the Queen’s latest announcement, especially that Her Majesty has been always criticized by the fur pieces she donned over the past years..
Many fashion houses have banned real fur after protests from animal rights organizations deemed it a cruel act, including Gucci, Calvin Klein, Stella McCartney, Vivienne Westwood, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Armani and Hugo Boss.