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Queen Elizabeth II named glamour icon

British Vogue's December issue includes 81-year-old Queen Elizabeth II on its list of 50 glamorous women.

fashion and trends Updated: Nov 05, 2007 18:59 IST

Queen Elizabeth II has been named one of the world's most glamorous women by fashion bible Vogue. British Vogue's December issue includes the 81-year- old monarch on its 50-name "Definitive List of Today's Glamorous Women," calling her "as glamorous in her brogues and headscarf in Balmoral as she is wearing the crown jewels."

The queen favours conservative but often brightly coloured ensembles for her public appearances, accessorised with sensible shoes and handbags.

The magazine noted that glamour "is about how you wear something, not about what you wear. You can't buy glamour, and you can't fake it." Also on the Vogue list are models Kate Moss, Naomi Campbell and Claudia Schiffer, novelist Zadie Smith and actress Helen Mirren, who played the British monarch in Oscar- winning film "The Queen.