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Queen Camilla will buy no more real-fur items



People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) received a letter from Buckingham Palace, saying the Queen “will not procure any new fur garments”.

“This comes with the Queen’s warmest wishes,” the letter adds.

But the International Fur Federation says the royals “should not be placed under pressure from animal activists”.

Peta, which says real fur is cruel and unnecessary, said it would be “toasting Queen Camilla with a glass of the finest claret”.

“It’s right and proper for the British monarchy to reflect British values by recognising that fur has no place in our society,” managing director Ingrid Newkirk said.

The Queen’s move follows in the footsteps of Elizabeth II, who, in 2019, indicated she would acquire no new real-fur products.

That did not mean she stopped wearing existing items, though – and the Queen’s letter to Peta does not rule this out either.

An International Fur Federation spokesman rejected the criticism of real fur.

“It is the right of everyone to decide what to wear,” he said.

“Many people still buy fur as they prefer to wear something that’s natural and sustainable, unlike plastic-based fake fur.

“We hope the Royal Family consider the environment when they decide what to wear – but freedom of choice is the key issue.”

The Queen’s move away from buying real fur is the latest royal response to concerns about animal welfare:

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