Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair Cover Star

The Queen has celebrated her milestone 90th birthday by starring on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine.

Surrounded by her beloved corgis and dorgis, Britain’s longest-reigning monarch posed for famed celebrity photographer Annie Leibovitz for the official magazine photographs.

The cover photo, which were taken over Easter at Windsor Castle, captures the Queen with her dogs Willow, Holly, Candy and Vulcan.

The exclusive portraits, some of which were released on April 20, give an insight into her majesty’s favourite things in life, including her husband of 68 years Prince Philip, her family and her dogs.

"The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas,” Annie said of the shoot.

“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.

“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.”

The Queen, who celebrates two birthdays a year, turned 90 on April 21. She celebrates her official birthday celebration this year on June 11.

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