PICS: Queen Elizabeth II and her 4 dogs are the latest cover stars for Vanity Fair magazine!

London - Britain's 90-year-old Queen Elizabeth II is a Vanity Fair cover star, in a portrait by photographer Annie Leibovitz.

The monarch is pictured sitting with her four beloved dogs: corgis Willow and Holly, and dorgis Candy and Vulcan.

The picture, published on Tuesday, was taken at Windsor Castle earlier this year. Another photo shows the queen sitting alongside her 94-year-old husband, Prince Philip.

Several other images from the same series — including a picture of the monarch surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren — were released by Buckingham Palace on the queen's birthday, on 21 April.

Leibovitz, a renowned celebrity portrait photographer, said all the photos were the queen's idea. She said "you get the sense of how at peace she was with herself, and very much enthralled with her family".
 

See the photo here:

(Photo: Annie Leibovitz via AP)

Vanity Fair also posted the snaps on their Instagram account.

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