BOTH FASHION CONSULTANT AND CONFIDENTIAL
By the way Queen Elizabeth IIIt emerges with various examples that ‘s even planned his own funeral ceremony and even planned what would happen next, down to the smallest detail. These include not only family members, but also those who work for them. The most striking example in this regard is the protagonist, who has been the Queen’s right-hand man for years, perhaps her most loyal employee, close friend, confidant and fashion consultant. Angela Kelly.
WORKING TOGETHER SINCE 1994
Angela Kelly, who started her career in 1994 as the assistant fashion consultant responsible for the Queen’s clothing, became the closest friend of Elizabeth II in the following years. In fact, he never left his side to help Queen Elizabeth II when she started to have problems with her mobility recently.
‘A LAST THANK YOU’
It turns out that before her death, the Queen had prepared a surprise for Angela Kelly, who had become not only the person in charge of her dressing but also her closest confidant. According to this, Angela Kelly will be able to continue to live in the house that was given to her on the land of Windsor, although the Queen is no longer alive. In this way, it is stated that Queen Elizabeth II gave one last thanks to 64-year-old Kelly, who has not left her side for almost 30 years.
In fact, according to the practice, after the Queen’s death, her employees are given one month to find another job or be placed in a job with another family member. This means remaking their whole life. But that was not the case for Angela Kelly. According to reports in the British press, the Queen used her authority for Angela Kelly, who was known as her “right hand” and confidant, and allowed her to continue living in her house in Windsor after her own death.
GREATER IN CAREER
The daughter of a Liverpool-based crane driver and a nurse, Angela Kelly took a job with the Queen in 1994 as a costume assistant. She has become Elizabeth II’s right-hand man in the meantime. Meanwhile, she gradually rose in her career. She became the queen’s chief adviser in charge of her entire wardrobe and jewellery.
‘YOU TWO TYPICAL WOMEN’: Angela Kelly has always attracted the attention of the press with this feature. In one of the rare interviews she gave to the Telegraph in 2007, she said, “We are two typical women. We talk about dresses, makeup and jewellery. ‘Would this style of jewelery be worn with this dress?’ We talk about things like this,” he gave a clue about his communication with the Queen.
‘CAN IMITATE ALL ACCENTS’
Angela Kelly added that she cared for the Queen and worried about her from time to time. He then continued: “But we also have a lot of fun together. The Queen has a great sense of humor and a talent for mimicry. She can imitate all accents, mine included.” By the way, let us remind you that Angela Kelly was born in Liverpool and English is spoken in the city with a distinctive accent called ‘scouse’.
Some of Angela Kelly’s books have also been published that reveal this affinity. Kelly’s book The Other Side Of The Coin: The Queen, The Dresser And The Wardrobe, released in 2019, was updated to mark the 70th anniversary of the Queen’s accession to the throne. In this book, Kelly also brought to light some of the developments that took place behind the closed doors of Windsor Castle during the Covid 19 closures.
“THE MASTER’S BUBBLE”
According to the book, with new chapters added, an entity called ‘Her Majesty’s bubble’ was created during the Covid 19 isolation. This group included the Queen’s few staff. Angela Kelly was one of the leading ones. In order to maintain the Queen’s accustomed life fully, This team worked.
ANGELA KELLY CUT HAIR
Even in that period, the Queen’s hair was not neglected in the updated parts of the book. Angela Kelly explained that it was among her duties to cut the Queen’s hair during this social isolation. In this way, even under extraordinary circumstances, Elizabeth II’s usual personal care was not interrupted. Angela Kelly also stated that she shared the private information in her book with the Queen’s permission.
KELLY TALKED ABOUT WHAT HE DID ON THAT BAD DAY
In the updated edition of her book, Angela Kelly also talked about how Queen Elizabeth II behaved after her husband, Prince Philip, returned from her funeral. In her book, Angela Kelly also included what she experienced and what she did after the funeral of the Queen’s wife of 73 years, Prince Philip, which took place in April last year. Queen Elizabeth II coronavirus Due to the pandemic, a limited number of people attended the funeral, and he sat alone in the section reserved for him. No one from his family was with him. After the ceremony, everyone went home.
‘We didn’t speak a word’
According to Kelly’s book, St. George’s Chapel, the Queen went to Windsor Castle, according to Angela Kelly’s book, after taking off her coat, she went to the living room without speaking to anyone and stayed there for hours. Kelly described those moments in her book: “I helped her take off her coat and hat. Not a word was spoken between us. Then the Queen went into the living room and closed the door behind her. She was there alone with her own thoughts.”
Angela Kelly also featured in her book Prince Philip’s coffin being taken out of Windsor Castle on the day of his death. According to Kelly’s book, when Philip’s body was placed in the vehicle he designed for today, the Queen’s hairdresser, butlers, head cooks, maids—everyone who worked in Windsor—were there. The sadness of everyone who sent off a respectable person to his last journey was reflected in their facial expressions. Kelly also commented: “I’m sure they all thought the Queen had lost a wife and best friend.” Kelly also wrote that an entire nation shared in the Queen’s pain that day.
HE’S THE FIRST TO WEAR THE NEW SHOES
Angela Kelly is best known for the measures she took to keep the skirts of the Queen’s dresses from blowing away in the wind. No matter how much the wind blows, the wearer does not suffer any “accident” with the weights he sews on the invisible part of the skirts. During the first period when Kate Middleton, the wife of her granddaughter William, joined the family, the Queen, who did not like the skirts she wore due to the wind, assigned Angela Kelly, whom she trusted very much, to organize her wardrobe. Angelan Kelly, who has the same foot size as the Queen, wears her new handmade shoes for the first time. Thus, the Queen is prevented from being uncomfortable with the shoes.
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