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Queen Elizabeth walks out of photo shoot

The Queen was not amused when she was told by renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz that she looked too dressed up and was asked to remove her crown.

world Updated: Jul 12, 2007 12:32 IST

Queen Elizabeth II walked out of a recent photo shoot when renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz asked her to take off her crown.

The Queen, who was posing for a series of official photos at her Buckingham Palace home to mark her state visit to the US earlier this year, was not amused when she was told by the photographer that she looked too dressed up for the occasion, contactmusic.com reported.

Annie had initially asked her to wear 'Order of the Garter' robes and a diamond tiara but changed her mind during the session saying: "I think it will look better without the crown. Less dressy. The garment robe is so... extraordinary." The Queen fumed: "Less dressy? What do you think this is?"

She then stormed out of the room, reportedly saying, "I'm not changing anything. I've had enough of dressing like this, thank you very much." A camera crew filming a documentary, titled "A Year With The Queen" caught the scenes.

Annie, who eventually managed to complete the shoot, says: "She doesn't really want to get dressed up anymore. She just couldn't be bothered and I admire her for that."