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Leibowitz rattles HM Queen

Celeb photographer Annie Leibowitz irritated the Queen during a portrait session when she asked Her Maj to remove her crown reports TimesOnline.

The tiff was recorded by the BBC during the making of a documentary.

In the footage, the Queen walks into a room in Buckingham Palace, cluttered with camera equipment, wearing her crown and her Order of the Garter robes.

Leibovitz, best known for her work for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines, tells her: “I think it will look better without the crown because the garter robe is so…” But before she can finish saying “extraordinary”, the Queen gives her an icy stare and replies: “Less dressy, what do you think this is?” – pointing to what she is wearing.

Television cameras follow the Queen storming off with an official lifting the large train of her blue velvet cape off the floor as she tells her lady-in-waiting: “I’m not changing anything. I’ve had enough dressing like this, thank you very much.”

Leibovitz eventually released four official portraits of the Queen.

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