Queen Elizabeth II Appears On Cover Of Vanity Fair's Summer Issue

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Queen Elizabeth II just proved you're never to old to be a cover girl.

At 90 years old, the Queen, in an all-blue ensemble, appears on the front cover of Vanity Fair's summer issue and to be quite honest, the whole thing is just fabulous.

Photographed by famed photog Annie Leibovitz, the U.K.'s longest-reigning monarch appears alongside her corgis, Willow and Holly, and dorgis, Candy and Vulcan. Can someone say #squadgoals?

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Featuring two exclusive photos to the glossy, and several portraits that were previously released on April 20th, the eve of the her birthday, the issue captures the Queen in an intimate setting at her home in Windsor Castle. From posing with her only daughter, Princess Anne, to being surrounded by her youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Leibovitz noted to Vanity Fair how at peace the Queen was with herself.

"The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas," says Leibovitz. "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. 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."


The summer issue also includes a series of essays about the Queen, including one by William Shawcross, the royal biographer.

So watch out Kate Middleton, your British Vogue cover isn't the only royal glossy on newsstands as of late!

The Queen's Vanity Fair cover hits shelves on June 7th.


For more photos of how the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday, check out the slideshow below:

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