“A Canadian teen named Allie (she requested not to be identified by her full name) is one such hobbyist. Her work revolves around one of the longest running and perhaps most widely disseminated celebrity conspiracy theories on the Internet: Larry Stylinson, a double portmanteau of Harry Styles and Louis Tomlinson, which signifies the alleged secret romantic relationship between two members of One Direction. Since 2010, fans have painstakingly amassed evidence in YouTube videos, dedicated Tumblrs, and Instagram accounts, mostly based on small gestures of affection seen in band photos, videos, concerts, and so-called Photoshopping. (Vox.com recently published a comprehensive history of the ship, a term generally used to indicate a fan’s desire for two characters to be in a romantic relationship.)
The Queen celebrates a major milestone with this exclusive portrait for V.F.’s latest issue.
“The most moving, important thing about this shoot is that these were all her ideas,” says Leibovitz. “She wanted to be photographed with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her husband, Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh; her daughter, Anne, the Princess Royal; and her corgis. 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.”