Angela Kelly was the Queen’s personal dresser and a ‘close confidant’
Angela Kelly has been the Queen’s personal dresser for more than two decades and is considered her “close confidant”.
Kelly played a crucial role as the Queen’s personal seamstress. Her official title was “Her Majesty’s Personal Assistant, Counselor and Curator (Jewellery, Regalia and Wardrobe)”.
Aside from her royal duties, Angela Kelly accompanied Her Majesty outside the Palace on many occasions. That included London Fashion Week in 2018, where she sat alongside Vogue editor Anna Wintour.
Who is Angela Kelly?
Mary Angela Kelly is a renowned British fashion designer, seamstress and milliner. After an interview at Windsor Castle in 1994, she joined as the Queen’s dresser.
it is reported that Angela Kelly was interviewed by none other than the Queen’s Maid of Honor Susan Hussey.
Over the next few decades, she designed some of the most notable outfits for the royal family. Including (but not limited to) the Queen’s outfit for the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton and a replica of the royal christening gown. As well as Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie’s outfits for Zara Phillips’ wedding and more.
In addition to her royal employment, Kelly also founded the fashion label Kelly & Pordum with Alison Pordum. Alison also worked as the monarch’s in-house seamstress until 2008.
A look at Angela Kelly’s honors
A key associate of the late sovereign, Angela Kelly has received a number of awards over the years. She was made a member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO). Angela was later promoted to Lieutenant of the same Order (LVO).
She was also awarded the Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal in 2014 for her more than two decades of service to the Queen and the Royal Family.
How Angela Kelly Became The Queen’s Close Confidant
According to that reportsAngela Kelly was very close to the Queen. She once said in an interview: “I love the Queen and everything about her.”
she said telegraph, “She (the Queen) has allowed me to get closer to her over the years. I would never go over the mark and I still have awe of the Queen.”
reports Another monarch had asked Kelly to live near her at Windsor Castle just three months before her death.
Her closeness to the Queen is also reflected in her exclusive rights to a three-book deal in which the designer chronicles her life as a royal dressmaker. Two of the books have already been published with the name Dressing the Queen: The anniversary wardrobe and The other side of the coin: the queen, the chest of drawers and the wardrobeDaily mail reports.
Check out her books here.
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