Queen Camilla stops buying real fur

Queen Camilla greets a puppy
Her Majesty Queen Camilla greets a puppy at a press event in England.
Photo by Royal.uk

Her Majesty Queen Camilla has made a commitment to buy no new fur, but she isn’t going fur free yet.

The BBC has reported that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals received a letter from Buckingham Palace indicating the Queen “will not procure any new fur garments.”

This announcement is widely being praised as a progressive step, similar to one made by Queen Elizabeth II in 2019. But it doesn’t mean that the Queen will stop wearing existing fur garments, and it is unlikely to impact the bearskin hats (sourced from Canada) that are worn by ceremonial footguards.

The commercial fur industry is understandably disappointed, though The Fur-Bearers is not expecting the Queen to wear inexpensive, petroleum-based fur knock-offs as the fur lobby suggests.

The Fur-Bearers will continue to monitor this news and provide updates as possible. Today, however, we celebrate this welcome announcement that sends a strong message: fur isn’t fashionable.

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