Queen gives right-hand woman ‘extraordinary permission’ to spill Royal secrets

The Queen has given one of her most trusted advisors "extraordinary permission" to share secrets about her time working for the Royal Family in a new book.

Angela Kelly has been the Monarch's personal advisor and senior dresser, working with her closely every day, for more than 25 years.

Next month she will publish a new book – The Other Side of the Coin – featuring never before seen behind-the-scene photos and insider information about life at Buckingham Palace.

A statement released by publisher Harper Collins explains that the Queen has "personally given Angela her blessing to share their unparalleled bond with the world".

She is the first member of Royal staff to be given this kind of permission from the monarch.

The statement continues: "Whether it's preparing for a formal occasion or brightening Her Majesty's day with a playful joke, Angela's priority is to serve and support.

"Sharing never-before-seen photographs – many from Angela's own private collection – the charing anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it's like to work closely with the Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way."

Angela has spoken about her work in a number of interviews over the years.

In 2007 she told the Telegraph the Queen treats her dressers with "real respect".

She said: "I don't know why the Queen seems fond of me – because I don't give her an easy time! I do think she values my opinion, but she is the one who is in control.

"I do worry about her and care about her. But we also have a lot of fun together. The Queen has a wicked sense of humour and is a great mimic. She can do all accents – including mine."

Samantha Cohen CVO, the Queen's assistant private secretary, said: "This book documents the unique working relationship between Her Majesty The Queen and the woman who has been her Personal Advisor and Senior Dresser for more than two decades: Angela Kelly.

"It gives a rare glimpse into the demands of the job of supporting the Monarch, and we gain a privileged insight into a successful working relationship."

A spokesperson for HarperCollins added: "The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their unparalleled bond with the world.

"Angela Kelly is the first serving member of the Royal Household to have been given this extraordinary permission.

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