I’ll just come out and say it: Queen Elizabeth loves fur and that sucks!! No, the Queen isn’t working the Buckingham Palace runway in fur coats, purses and headgear like Mary Kate Olsen might. Instead, her Royal Majesty supports using real bear skin in the Royal Guards’ caps and refuses to switch to a more humane alternative.
In the past Ecorazzi told you that British celebs like Sir Roger Moore, Twiggy, and Hayley Mills were all fighting for fur reform and that James Cromwell had even written a personal letter to the Queen reminding her that “it takes the entire skin of one Canadian black bear to make just one guard’s headpiece.”
Now British comedian Julian Clary is doing his part by showing his parts — well with the help of a strategically placed teddy bear — in a new ad for PETA. Clary’s message is simple, he wants to know “how she justifies killing beautiful bears for ceremonial hats when there is an indistinguishable alternative”. Clary said, “There is no earthly reason to keep killing bears. Tradition is all very well, but not when it is needless and cruel. Even the royals can evolve, surely?”
Clary isn’t new to the animal-rights game, and like Cromwell he also wrote a letter to the Queen some years ago on this very issues, but received no response. And so you might say Queen Elizabeth left him no choice but to do as so many others have done before and get nakey for the sakey of fakey! Good work Julian!