Wow. I know most attention will be focused on the tour in Africa today but this is pretty seismic in royal terms. The Queen has given permission for her right-hand woman, Angela Kelly, to write an unprecedented, access-all areas book about their long, working life together. pic.twitter.com/KppnLYMujI— Rebecca English (@RE_DailyMail) September 23, 2019
Not very many people can say that they lived or worked inside Buckingham Palace. But Angela Kelly, Queen Elizabeth's designer and confidant for 25 years, is about to give the world an inside look in a new, all encompassing book.
The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, will cover everything from royal fashion to Kelly’s experience working with Queen Elizabeth.
This is a huge deal, considering it marks the first time a serving member of the royal household has been given this permission, according to Rebecca English. So what exactly can we expect from the book itself?
"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," said Samantha Cohen, former assistant private secretary to the queen.
It’s also said that the book will include unseen pictures (!) and anecdotes about their friendship.
Kelly has previously discussed their friendship with little detail. In a 2007 interview with The Telegraph she stated that the two had "a uniquely close working relationship” that included a variety of conversations of "two typical women."
"We discuss clothes, makeup, jewelry. We say, 'Would this piece of jewelry look nice with that outfit?' and things like that."
And now it looks like we’re getting a closer look into just what some of those other conversations were about.
The book will be published by HarperCollins on October 29.