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Four Very Important Corgis (and Their Owner) Star on the Cover of Vanity Fair

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In a very special edition, Vanity Fair has put four adorable corgis on the cover of its summer issue. Their names? Holly, Willow, Vulcan, and Candy. Their owner? Queen Elizabeth II, with whom they're pictured.

In honor of the Queen's 90th birthday, the magazine tasked Annie Leibovitz to photograph her at Windsor Castle. "The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas," Leibovitz said of the shoot. "I was told how relaxed she was at Windsor, and it was really true. You get the sense of how at peace she was with herself, and very much enthralled with her family."

It's been an unusually good time for royals on magazine covers. Last month, the Queen's granddaughter-in-law Kate Middleton starred on the cover of British Vogue's centenary issue. It only makes sense that after 90 years of looking lovingly at corgis, Queen Elizabeth's included her four remaining pets (two of which are technically dorgis, a corgi-dachshund mix).

Below, the full cover, which is now on stands in NYC and LA.

Photo: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair