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Angela Kelly revealed how her own quick thinking helped to prevent disasters during the Commonwealth Games 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where the queen wore her hat backwards (photo)

The Queen's confidant has revealed even more secrets about life at Buckingham Palace, including the time when Her Majesty publicly wore her hat backwards.

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Angela Kelly, who has dressed the queen for 25 years, has revealed dozens of remarkable stories from her time in the royal household.

She revealed how her own quick thinking helped prevent disasters during the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur after the Queen's hat arrived late.

The queen should have been wearing the hat when she officially closed the competitions, but was desperate and thought it was unsuitable.

Mrs. Kelly then suggested that the coral hat, with the edge of a shell, be worn backwards, but the queen was not convinced.

Angela Kelly revealed how her own quick thinking helped to prevent disasters during the Commonwealth Games 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where the queen wore her hat backwards (photo)

Angela Kelly revealed how her own quick thinking helped to prevent disasters during the Commonwealth Games 1998 in Kuala Lumpur, where the queen wore her hat backwards (photo)

Mrs. Kelly also helped to prevent a similar malfunction in the wardrobe when the Queen met the Pope in 2000 and insisted that Her Majesty wore black instead of pink
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Mrs. Kelly also helped to prevent a similar malfunction in the wardrobe when the Queen met the Pope in 2000 and insisted that Her Majesty wore black instead of pink

Mrs. Kelly also helped to prevent a similar malfunction in the wardrobe when the Queen met the Pope in 2000 and insisted that Her Majesty wore black instead of pink

The seamstress told the queen to ask the duke of Edinburgh, because he always gave an honest opinion and he agreed.

Mrs. Kelly, who wrote in her new book The Other Side Of The Coin: The Queen, The Dresser And The Wardrobe, also helped prevent a similar defect in the wardrobe when the Queen met the Pope in 2000.

A private secretary had told the queen that she would be happy to wear a day dress for the occasion, but the Catholic Kelly disagreed.

She insisted that black and navy blue versions of the queen's favorite dress should be made in case.

On the day, a panic secretary asked if there were other suitable dresses for the queen to wear after he discovered that the assigned pink version was unsuitable.

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Mrs. Kelly revealed the two dresses she had ordered and wrote: & I vividly remember the brief look of relief on the queen's face. & # 39;

In one image, she is caught sitting in a chair while her dresser and confidant Angela Kelly adjusts the admiral's boat mantle prior to a formal photo shoot to mark Jersey's 800 years of loyalty to the crown

In one image, she is caught sitting in a chair while her dresser and confidant Angela Kelly adjusts the admiral's boat mantle prior to a formal photo shoot to mark Jersey's 800 years of loyalty to the crown

In one image, she is caught sitting in a chair while her dresser and confidant Angela Kelly adjusts the admiral's boat mantle prior to a formal photo shoot to mark Jersey's 800 years of loyalty to the crown

In another story, Miss Kelly revealed how the queen joked about being dressed by & # 39; Queen Victoria & # 39; during a stay in Balmoral – tell guests that her great grandmother helped her get ready for dinner.

The head of state was happy to let her dressers perform their normal duties while wearing fancy dresses for a staff party – seeing the funny side of things.

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The queen insisted that staff be allowed to wear their costumes to work in Balmoral so that they would not be late for their big night.

The Other Side Of The Coin: The Kelly, The Dresser And The Wardrobe by Angela Kelly

The Other Side Of The Coin: The Kelly, The Dresser And The Wardrobe by Angela Kelly

The Other Side Of The Coin: The Kelly, The Dresser And The Wardrobe by Angela Kelly

Mrs. Kelly said the party was organized a few years ago and her assistant came as Queen Victoria, while another co-worker was John Brown, Victoria's close friend and supporter.

The Queen's personal advisor, curator and internal designer, dressed as singer Cheryl Cole, said the Victoria costume was treated to Her Majesty & # 39 ;.

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She added: & # 39; As we walked down the stairs, we heard her explain to her guess: & # 39; I just got dressed by Queen Victoria and Mr. Brown! I am dressed by Queen Victoria herself and John Brown. And I believe by Cheryl Cole ". & # 39;

The book also tells how the famous dry humor of the queen convinced her royal help to change a new hairstyle.

Mrs. Kelly said she had updated her appearance and decided to stay & # 39; blond, but to get dark underneath, which was the fashion back then & # 39 ;.

She said: & # 39; When the queen saw me the next morning, she looked at me and asked & # 39; have you ever seen a pint of Guinness? & # 39;

& # 39; I replied that, yes, I did, and her answer was just & # 39; hmm & # 39; as if I wanted to say: & # 39; I won't say anymore & # 39 ;.

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& # 39; Needless to say, I went straight to the hairdresser's the next day to make it blond again. & # 39;

The photographer was struck by the & # 39; tender connection & # 39; between the two women and what she described as & # 39; an almost mother-daughter type band & # 39;

The photographer was struck by the & # 39; tender connection & # 39; between the two women and what she described as & # 39; an almost mother-daughter type band & # 39;

The photographer was struck by the & # 39; tender connection & # 39; between the two women and what she described as & # 39; an almost mother-daughter type band & # 39;

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