She was considered one of his closest confidants Queen Elizabeth II (†96). But the death of the queen was also the end of an era for Angela Kelly (65).
The resolute Englishwoman was the queen’s dresser for almost 30 years. And much more. Because: She was by her side every day. She even wore in her shoes, massaged Elizabeth’s feet and most recently stayed with her at Windsor Castle.
With the death of the queen a year ago, Kelly’s life changed enormously. More specifically: King Charles III. (74) threw her out.
The last photos of Angela Kelly showed her moving out of her cottage on the castle grounds at the end of May. For her it was the farewell to a long period of life.
A large moving truck in front of their house. Kelly pitched in herself, loading plants and furniture into a van. The stylist was visibly moved. Another employee took her in his arms, Kelly wiped her eyes and waved goodbye.
At the time, she wrote in a comment on her Instagram account: “Looking forward to my new adventures.”
What is Angela Kelly doing today?
According to BILD information, a year after the Queen’s death, she is said to be living a very simple life in her new house in northern England. She now goes to the supermarket herself again and is said to be rekindling many old friendships.
A palace employee told BILD: “Hardly anyone in the palace talks about Angela anymore. We (the staff, editor’s note) were very shocked and saddened by how quickly it was dumped after the Queen’s death. But some of us are still friends with Angela privately.”
The deal with King Charles III
According to the British newspaper Mail on Sunday, Kelly is said to have signed a confidentiality agreement that prohibits her from divulging private information about the Queen in the future. In return for her silence, she received a cottage in the Lake District (county of Cumbria, near the city of Sheffield) in England – and left Windsor Castle forever!
The palace employee told BILD at the time: “Many people in the palace feel sorry for Angela. That’s basically a sacking.”
What was behind the expulsion?
First of all: King Charles According to insiders, she never really liked Angela Kelly. Just like Prince Harry, who described her in his book “Reserve” in January 2023 as a “troublemaker” who he “never wanted to have as an enemy.”
One of Charles’ first official acts after his mother’s death: have Kelly take all the keys to the Queen’s wardrobe. The palace says he didn’t trust her.
But there was more: Angela Kelly published – with the Queen’s express permission – two books about her role at court: “That’s What the Queen Wears” (2012).
Then in 2019 “The other side of the coin: the queen, the dresser and the wardrobe”. In it she also writes a lot about the Queen, including – in the second edition of the most recent book – how the Queen withdrew without a word from her husband Prince Philip (†99) after the funeral service.
These details are said to have annoyed Charles; they were far too intimate for him.
But Angela Kelly may still have a trump card up her sleeve.
She is said to have received written consent from the Queen “for three books”. It has not yet been clarified whether this last wish of the Queen or Charles’ confidentiality clause will ultimately be legally valid…