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Dressed to kill: Will the queen’s ‘AK47’ cause the death of royal mystique?

New book by Elizabeth II’s dresser is unprecedented in its candour about one of the world’s most elusive women

Camilla Tominey

She is the Liverpudlian docker’s daughter who has grown so close to Queen Elizabeth II that the 93-year-old monarch once remarked: “We could be sisters.”

As the curator and designer of the queen’s wardrobe, Angela Kelly is now publishing a book laying bare her extraordinary affinity with Her Majesty, and it promises to provide a unique insight into their “true and lasting connection”.

By chronicling a 25-year working relationship, one that is “characterised by humour, creativity, hard work and a mutual commitment to service and duty”, The Other Side of the Coin, published on Tuesday, is unprecedented in its candour about one of the world’s most elusive women – served up by her most trusted servant...

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