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The Queen Has Said She Will Now Switch To Wearing Faux Fur

So it turns out…the Queen is all for Faux Fur!

People adore the Royals. What they’re wearing, what they’re up to and even who they’re marrying. It’s a guilty pleasure for many people in the UK and arguably all over the world, and sometimes I can’t help but laugh about how much news coverage the Royal Family receives, when they complete the most mundane tasks in their everyday lives. 

“Fashion within the Royal Family is something that has always been observed and explored by the masses”

However, when I saw a short little article confirming that the Queen will no longer be wearing fur, but instead switching to the use of faux fur, on my newsfeed, I couldn’t help but think about how important that could really be…

Fashion within the Royal Family is something that has always been observed and explored by the masses, but equally welcomed and celebrated amongst the fashion community, and with this new change of using faux fur rather than animal fur, it could massively change things.

“The consumption of meat and wearing of animal fur has become much more shamed by society every day”

In recent years, the commercial use of faux fur has become hugely popular. With the animal rights movement growing alongside veganism becoming involved in many people’s lives, the consumption of meat and wearing of animal fur has become much more shamed by society every day.

So why would you not use a similar alternative if the use of real animal fur is so looked down upon? 

For example, over the last 20 years, when members of the royal family have worn animal fur in their outfits to events, public backlash has always been prevalent. In 2006, before Middleton married Prince William, she received a mass amount of hate for wearing a mink hat to the Cheltenham races, and the Queen has received constant criticism for many related clothing items and accessories over the years.  

The wearing of fur is something that has been a part of the Royal Family for many years due to its clear indication of wealth and riches. 

However, the addition of Faux fur to the Queens wardrobe is something I would consider a necessary one. The influence many fashion designers who work with the Queen have on wider fashion is impeccable, and to take that into consideration and indicate to others who may be watching the importance and the necessity of replacing fur with Faux fur in the fashion industry is a smart move.

“The Queen deciding to change, to a much more animal-friendly and considerate one is something I wholeheartedly support”

Fur isn’t my thing. I understand the desire to own something made of fur, especially in the weather we’ve been having recently. However, I still can’t justify the need for the use of fur in the every-day life and so the Queen deciding to change to a much more animal-friendly and considerate style is something I wholeheartedly support. 

Jessica Smith 

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