Queen humbly shares British Vogue cover with Anya Taylor-Joy
When it comes to the Jubbly, I’ve dealt with a lot of snobs. There was a time when the queen called herself “girl”. And when Harry was sent to The Hague – what a horrible ordeal. Or even when the famous and notable Hollywood Unlocked blog reported that Lilibet had passed away. Not terrible for national morale.
But never in my life have I felt so slighted as when I found out this morning that British vogueApril’s cover story is titled “Platinum Queen” in commemoration of the Platinum Jubbly, and – get it – the queen has to share the cover with fake chess scholar Anya Taylor-Joy, allegedly “the punk princess Hollywood rock. That title actually belongs to the ever-fabulous Bella Hadid, who loves leather dusters, but that’s not even what I’m crazy about.
A letter from editor Edward Enninful (try saying it out loud in a British accent) analyzes voguedouble coverage decision. We learn that the Queen’s cover features our Lady Lilibet in an official 1957 portrait “wearing the Diamond Tiara, originally made for King George IV, while – in a playful echo – actor of the moment Anya Taylor-Joy is wearing a replica for her own fancy dress-up moment. She’s also wearing a platinum dress to go with her signature platinum-colored hair — do you understand, or does Enninful have to spell it for you?” call it: the color of spring/summer 2022 is platinum,” he wrote. Cute, but I’m too shocked, appalled, stroppy, and apoplectic at the disrespect for the real platinum queen to appreciate her cheek.
“The history of the royal family and this magazine have always been linked. The two are changing,” Enninful closes the letter, as if to suggest that Anya Taylor-Joy – not Tidy Boy George – is the future of the Windsor Monarchy. Well I never have!