British Vogue puts Queen Elizabeth on the cover to mark the platinum jubilee

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Britain’s Queen Elizabeth leaves after a Thanksgiving service to mark the centenary of the Royal British Legion at Westminster Abbey, London, Britain October 12, 2021. Frank Augstein/Pool via REUTERS

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LONDON, March 24 (Reuters) – A young Queen Elizabeth appears on the cover of British Vogue for its April issue, in what the fashion magazine called a tribute to the monarch’s Platinum Jubilee this year.

The black and white photo was taken by photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones in the early years of Elizabeth’s 70-year reign. Armstrong-Jones, who died in 2017, was married to Elizabeth’s late sister, Princess Margaret, between 1960 and 1978.

This is the first time Elizabeth has appeared in photographic form on the cover of the magazine, having previously featured in illustrations marking her wedding to Prince Phillip in 1947 as well as for his Silver Jubilee in 1977.

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“British Vogue pays a special tribute to Her Majesty The Queen by looking back on her own unique relationship with the monarch during her seventy years on the throne,” the magazine said in a statement.

The issue, which goes on sale March 29, has twin covers with the other featuring “The Queen’s Gambit” actress Anya Taylor-Joy wearing a replica George IV State Diadem.

The longest-reigning monarch in British history, Elizabeth, who turns 96 in April, celebrated her Platinum Jubilee in February. The government is planning four days of celebrations from June 2 to 5.

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Reporting by Sarah Mills and Marie-Louise Gumuchian Editing by Alexandra Hudson

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