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The Queen has a ‘collection of 30 furs worth £2M in refrigerated chambers in Buckingham Palace’ which she now won’t wear

THE Queen has an extensive wardrobe at Buckingham Palace, including "30 furs that are refrigerated to preserve them".

Her Majesty, 93, is said to keep the alleged garments in controlled storage in her London royal residence.

According to the Guardian, the worth of the furs in question was estimated to cost around £1million in 2001.

Buckingham Palace was contacted by Fabulous Digital but they declined to comment.

Despite her extensive collection, the Queen has become the first member of the royal family to publicly ban fur, her dresser has revealed.

Writing about Her Majesty's style secrets in her new book, Angela Kelly said the monarch has shunned the use of real fur on her new outfits.

"If Her Majesty is due to attend an engagement in particularly cold weather, from 2019 onwards fake fur will be used to make sure she stays warm," she wrote.

Buckingham Palace also confirmed: "As new outfits are designed for the Queen, any fur used will be fake.

“We are not suggesting that all fur on existing outfits will be replaced or that the Queen will never wear fur again.

“The Queen will continue to re-wear existing outfits in her wardrobe.”

Historically, the Queen has worn an ermine and velvet robe at the State Opening of Parliament.

In the past, Her Maj has been criticised by animal rights campaigners - once for wearing a brown fur coat for a Christmas Day church service in 2015 and also for stepping out in a fox fur-lined coat and matching fox fur hat in 2010.

She was also pictured in 1963 wearing a similar brown fur style.

Activists were quick to praise the move.

Animal rights organisation PETA, which wants fur sales banned, said its staff were "raising a glass of gin and Dubonnet" at the news, adding that it is "a sign of the times".

However, they also urged Her Majesty to extend the new policy to soldiers in the Queen's guard, suggesting the bear fur worn on their caps be replaced with "luxurious faux bearskin".

In other royal news, we told you Meghan and Harry share cryptic quote about ‘not letting fear stop you’ after admitting ‘struggles’ with royal life.

We also revealed the Queen wanted the royal children to be ‘seated in a different room’ for Christmas lunch, claims royal biographer.

And we showed you Prince Harry flashing his wedding ring to a group of Japanese schoolgirls after they call him ‘handsome’.

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