Word is that Queen Elizabeth will no longer wear real fur, and will rely on faux fur pieces for future winter appearances. As a non-fur wearer myself, I appreciate that and look forward to some interesting takes on the faux in the future. However, there is a case for using all the vintage fur in the closet, and certainly there were reasons to wear fur in the past. Heads up to those who don’t care for fur, as the rest of the post will concern the real stuff.
It’s a late winter appearance of a Classic Edition Queen, one who we don’t see often. Queen Paola attended the ordination and installation of the new Bishop of Gent. She is wrapped in fur, as befits her classic status.
Note the gloves. She added a little star power to her ensemble, too.
Our Captain Sweden, King Carl Gustaf, sported a fur hat during a visit to the Jokkmokk Fair – keeping his head warm during a reindeer sledge ride.
The Classic Princess and Queen duo of Benedikte and Daisy provided a tutorial on two ways to wear fur – all over and as an accent – when they attended a gala performance at the Royal Theatre in January.
Our own geogirl has also provided us with a piece on the use of ermine by royals. I highly recommend you give the following a read – some fascinating history and background on a royal tradition.
Let us know what you think of these appearances, historical and otherwise, in the comments!