Angela Kelly ‘is forced to sign a gagging order’: the late Queen’s dresser and confidante is banned from sharing royal secrets by King Charles in exchange for a new house of grace and favor in the North, according to sources – after being expelled from the Windsor Estate
- It is understood that a palace aide presented Angela Kelly with an NDA
- It would make it difficult to share royal secrets for future revenue
- Ms Kelly has already published two books about her previous royal role
The king made a deal with the late queen’s dresser forbidding him to share royal secrets in exchange for a new life in the North.
Angela Kelly, one of the late Queen’s closest confidantes, has been allowed to choose a new home of grace and favor after she was forced to leave the Windsor Estate.
But The Mail on Sunday understands that a senior Palace aide acting for the King presented Ms Kelly with a new non-disclosure agreement – to be signed as part of the deal.
A well-placed source called the deal a “gag order” that would make it difficult to earn future revenue based on public revelations about the royal family. Under the terms of the agreement, Ms Kelly is not allowed to use the words “King” and “Palace” for commercial purposes.
With the Queen’s blessing, Ms Kelly has already published two books about her royal role. It’s understood she also had permission from the Queen to write a third, but the new deal is certain to encroach on that – if not sabotage it.
Ms Kelly, 65, helps move her belongings in a removal van in Windsor, England
It is understood the King felt an updated version of Ms Kelly’s second book, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, Dresser and Wardrobe, had ‘strayed too far’ by revealing intimate details about the royal family.
In the reprint, published last year, Ms Kelly described the Queen’s behavior after Prince Philip’s funeral, revealing: ‘I helped her with her coat and hat and no word was said. The queen then walked to her living room, closed the door behind her and found herself alone with her own thoughts.
It now appears the King has taken steps to honor his late mother’s wishes by providing a home for Ms Kelly while protecting her inheritance by prohibiting the disclosure of further details. The Mail on Sunday first revealed in April that Ms Kelly, 65, had received a lifetime home from the King after being forced out of the Windsor Estate following the Queen’s death.
Last week, Ms Kelly was pictured moving her belongings out of her Grade II listed Grace and Favor cottage in Berkshire.
The Liverpool-born dresser, who was awarded the Royal Victorian Order in 2012, told friends on Instagram that she was moving north, saying: ‘I’m getting ready to say goodbye’. I am finally moving into my new home, which I can finally call My Home.’
“I’m moving to the Peak District just beyond Sheffield so not too far from family… Looking forward to my new adventures.”
We can now reveal the deal was orchestrated by the Palace in accordance with the King’s wishes that the family be unaffected by any embarrassing revelations.
While Mrs Kelly was a favorite of the late Queen, she was not loved by all courtiers. Palace staff nicknamed her AK47 – after her initials and the assault rifle – due to her relentless work ethic combined with a notorious temper.
The King made a deal with the late Queen’s dresser forbidding him to share royal secrets in exchange for a house
Ms Kelly was invested with the Royal Victorian Order at Buckingham Palace in 2012
When the Queen died last September, she was fired from her role as Camilla used to work with Jacqui Meakin, the Queen Mother’s former dresser.
Without the Queen’s patronage, Ms Kelly was told she had to leave her Windsor home and her friends feared she would become another victim of the King’s ‘property ride’. Some even accused him of being “ruthless with all the wrong people”.
Ms Kelly seemed to harbor the idea that she was not universally popular. On Instagram last week, Ms Kelly posted: ‘I’m too old to worry about who loves me and who doesn’t!’ She fell out with Prince Harry by making it difficult for Meghan to choose which of the royal tiaras to wear on her wedding day.