Animal lover Pamela Anderson isn't letting her book promotion trip to London go without having a stab at royal malpractice - she's urging Queen ELIZABETH II to banish the bear pelt hats her guards wear.

The former BAYWATCH star, who is in Britain to promote her new memoirs, STAR, has signed a PEOPLE FOR THE ETHICAL TREATMENT OF ANIMALS (PETA) petition to The Queen, urging her to stop using bear pelts to make headpieces for the royal guards.

Anderson agrees with PETA bosses, who insist the guards should wear fake fur hats instead.

The Canadian superstar also encouraged fans, who turned out for her book signing at London's Virgin Megastore, to sign the petition.

Meanwhile, PETA pal Stella Mccartney has already got active on the back of the new campaign - she has offered to design new hats for the guards, providing samples of fake fur to the Ministry of Defence, which is considering the switch.

21/10/2004 21:07