Just a girl and her pups! Queen Elizabeth posed with her famous Corgis and Dorgis on the cover of Vanity Fair in photos taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz.
The stunning pictures were taken in honor of Her Royal Majesty’s 90th birthday, which took place in April. The portraits were taken at the Queen’s home at Windsor Castle, where she was surrounded by her dogs and family.
“The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas,” Leibovitz told VF. “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.”
Set in the picturesque backdrop of Windsor Castle, Leibovitz’s rare portraits appropriately represent the British monarch.
“I was told how relaxed she was at Windsor, and it was really true,” Leibovitz said. “You get the sense of how at peace she was with herself, and very much enthralled with her family.”
Though her actual birthday took place last month, Queen Elizabeth won’t have the official celebration until the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony in June.