Angela Kelly LVO is Personal Advisor, Curator and Senior Dresser to Her Majesty The Queen (The Queen's Jewellery, Insignias and Wardrobe), as well as In-house Designer. Angela started working in the Royal Household in 1994 as Assistant Dresser and shares with you her unique insight into her working life with Her Majesty The Queen. Angela is also the author of the successful book Dressing The Queen (2012) which celebrated The Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
'For the nearly seven decades of her reign, Her Majesty The
Queen has used clothing to create a powerful visual identity that
transcends fashion and has made her perhaps the most readily
identifiable person on the planet. Angela Kelly, building on the
work of the great designers and milliners who have worked with Her
Majesty through the years - including couturiers Sir Norman
Hartnell, Sir Hardy Amies, and Ian Thomas, and milliners such as
Simone Mirman and Freddy Fox - brings her own imagination to bear
on an iconic 'uniform' that suggests continuity and tradition, and
ensures that the wearer is always the most visible person in a room
or a crowd.'
- Anna Wintour,Vogue
'The book documents the unique working relationship between Her Majesty The Queen and the woman who has been her Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser for more than two decades: Angela Kelly. It gives a rare insight into the demands of the job of supporting the Monarch, and we gain privileged insight into a successful working relationship, characterised by humour, creativity, hard work, and a mutual commitment to service and duty. Angela is a talented and inspiring woman, who has captured the highlights of her long career with The Queen for us all to share.' - Samantha Cohen, Assistant Private Secretary to The Queen (2011-2018)
'The book is a trove of warm and insightful anecdotes'
- Daily Mail
'Angela Kelly shares fascinating and charming anecdotes'
- Good Housekeeping
'Life with the Queen uncloaked. It is the Queen, and Angela's
photographs of her, that make this anecdotal book unique. The pages
are full of small pranks and light-hearted fun. The Other Side
of the Coin lifts the royal curtain without offending anyone.
- Daily Express