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Queen Camilla quits buying fur, PETA confirms: ‘A true queen’

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This royal is going faux.

Queen Camilla is following in her late mother-in-law Queen Elizabeth II’s footsteps, with Buckingham Palace confirming to PETA U.K. Wednesday that she will not add any new pieces of fur clothing to her wardrobe.

“PETA is toasting Queen Camilla with a glass of the finest claret for being a true queen by standing with the 95% of British people who also refuse to wear animal fur, as polls show,” PETA President Ingrid Newkirk said in a press release.

Queen Camilla
Queen Camilla wore a faux fur hat to a March church service. Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
Queen Elizabeth regularly wore genuine fur during her reign. Getty Images

The animal rights organization did not clarify if Queen Camilla — who has been supporting her husband amid his cancer battle — will continue to wear old styles, but announced the royal “will not procure fur for her wardrobe” moving forward.

King Charles III’s wife has come under attack for wearing fur pieces in the past, like the vintage Philip Treacy hat she wore for a Christmas 2010 church service as Queen Elizabeth wore a fox fur hat the same day.

The late monarch frequently sported fur throughout her reign, wearing everything from fuzzy hats to coats and wraps trimmed with animal fur.

However, Queen Elizabeth put a stop to the practice in 2019, with Buckingham Palace announcing that while the royal would continue to wear ceremonial pieces like fur-trimmed robes, she’d no longer add genuine fur products to her wardrobe.


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Camilla was slammed for wearing real fur to a 2010 Christmas service. PA Images via Getty Images
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Queen Elizabeth announced she would no longer add new fur pieces to her wardrobe in 2019. Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images
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Camilla glowed in red robes as she attended a service for the Order of The British Empire on Wednesday. WireImage

“If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onward fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm,” her longtime dresser Angela Kelly wrote in her 2019 memoir, “The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.”

As for Queen Camilla — who wore a faux fur hat to March’s Royal Maundy service — PETA continued that it was “right and proper for the British monarchy to reflect British values by recognizing that fur has no place in society.”

However, the group added that the British Ministry of Defense’s “use of real bear fur for the royal guard’s caps” was made to look “ever more preposterous and out of touch” after the queen’s stand against the fur industry.

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