• A new first for Queen Elizabeth
  • She graces the cover of Vogue this month
  • It's for the Queen's 70th anniversary

Queen Elizabeth, 95, has appeared for the first time ever on the cover of Vogue. The magazine's upcoming April issue will mark the occasion of her 70th year on the throne.

The front cover shows Queen Elizabeth in a 1957 black and white photograph taken by her former brother-in-law, Antony Armstrong-Jones. The photographer was married to the Queen's sister Princess Margaret until 1978.

Queen Elizabeth makes her debut on the cover of Vogue

The fashion magazine's Instagram also features past photos of the Queen. The first in the series of snapshots shows the young queen in 1953.

In another picture above, she is seen with the newborn Prince Charles in 1948. Another portrait by Cecil Beaton in 1968 shows the Queen as she has rarely been seen: in a simple black cape, she gazes dreamily into the distance.

Although Queen Elizabeth had never before appeared on the cover of Vogue, she has graced the covers of other well-known magazines such as Time and Vanity Fair.

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So it's another honour for the long-serving monarch. Back in February, the Queen marked her 70th year on the throne. Big events are planned for this summer in the UK, in celebration of Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee.