Queen, corgis and dorgis on cover of Vanity Fair

The Queen’s corgis and dorgis have stolen the show, appearing with Her Majesty on the latest cover of Vanity Fair.

Yet another celebration of the monarch’s 90th birthday, the magazine showcases a series of portraits taken by contributing photographer Annie Leibovitz.

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


For those still wondering about ‘dorgis’… They are actually the crossbreed “the Queen engineered when one of her corgis mated with a dachshund that belonged to her sister, Princess Margaret”, the magazine explains.

On the VF cover (pictured below), Queen Elizabeth II poses with corgis Holly (held) and Willow (far left), along with dorgis Vulcan and Candy (middle and far right).

“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,” Ms Leibovitz explains.

“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.”