The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe (Hardback)Angela Kelly (author)
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One of the few people who really knows what makes Her Majesty tick, Angela Kelly has been by the Queen’s side for decades. Now the former dresser and current personal advisor provides a rare glimpse into the royal household and the unique bond that she shares with the monarch.
When Angela Kelly and The Queen are together, laughter echoes through the corridors of Buckingham Palace.
Angela has worked with The Queen and walked the corridors of the Royal Household for twenty-five years, initially as Her Majesty's Senior Dresser and then latterly as Her Majesty's Personal Advisor, Curator, Wardrobe and In-house Designer. As the first person in history to hold this title, she shares a uniquely close working relationship with The Queen.
In The Other Side of the Coin, The Queen has personally given Angela her blessing to share their extraordinary bond with the world. 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 - and charming 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.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1100 g
Dimensions: 236 x 195 x 26 mm
'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)
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“An interesting read”
I was delighted to find this book in the Waterstones sale.
What a delightful insight into Angela Kelly's work in the Royal Household. I would recommend this book to anybody interested not only in the The Queen,... More
“Disappointingly self-promoting & hero-worshsipping”
Overall, I am glad I have read this, and I appreciate Angela’s discretion and passion for her job but it does read very much as a devotional to the Queen! We definitely get the impression that Angela is completely... More
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