Two Queens Cover British Vogue’s Latest Issue

Posted on March 24, 2022

On 6 February 1952, Her Majesty The Queen became, well, Her Majesty The Queen. Seventy years on, as we head toward her 96th birthday on 21 April and then into a summer of Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Vogue looks back at its unique relationship with the monarch, charting the course of a reign as record-breaking as it is unique, through a series of familiar and rarely seen images, drawn from our precious, exclusive archive here at Vogue House in London. […]

And so it is, in the 70th year of her reign, that Vogue offers its own platinum salute with a twin set of covers. One, naturally, features the monarch in 1957, wearing the Diamond Diadem, originally made for King George IV, while – in playful echo – actor of the moment Anya Taylor-Joy wears a replica for her own fantasy dress-up moment. As Vogue contributing editor Robin Muir writes in his essay on the Queen’s life in front of the camera, the history of the Royal Family and of this magazine have forever been intertwined. Both of them are changing.




The crown worn by Anya Taylor-Joy on the cover of British Vogue’s April 2022 issue – which also featured in Netflix phenomenon “The Crown” – is a perfect replica of the Queen’s Diamond Diadem, which Her Majesty wears in the 1957 portrait that appears on Vogue’s second special April cover. As the Platinum Jubilee celebrations approach, British Vogue’s jewellery and watch director Rachel Garrahan unpacks the history of the unmistakable piece.


The April 2022 issue of British Vogue is on newsstands on Tuesday 29 March.


Style Credits:
Anya Taylor-Joy: Backless Lamé Muslin Couture Gown by Dior | Platinum, Purple Sapphire and Diamond Ring by Tiffany & Co. | Crown by Replica Crown Jewels

Photographs by Craig McDean
Styling by Kate Phelan


[Photo Credit: Craig McDean/British Vogue Magazine]

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