The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe
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In an op-ed in the Daily Mail, the newspaper's editor-at-large wrote: "Charles was dismayed when Miss Kelly... was unusually granted permission to author a series of books about her life with the Queen, which were billed as providing a unique insight into the ‘true and lasting connection’ between the two women.
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A source told the same publication: "It's certainly a formidable weapon in her arsenal to have a letter like that from Queen Elizabeth II in her possession. In response to a friend, she posted: "I'm moving to the Peak District just further on than Sheffield so not too far away from the family." Last year, royal commentator Richard Kay described Her Late Majesty's move to allow her dresser to write about her as "unusual".The insider, who was described as a friend in the opinion piece, claimed that since his mother's death, King Charles is even "more determined to defend her reputation and her legacy." The second edition of Ms Kelly's 2019 book is believed to have upset Charles, who reportedly felt it was too intimate. It is pretty important because it includes the Queen's wishes, and no one would want to ignore those."
New book by Angela Kelly will reveal how the Queen - Tatler
Mr Kay also cited a source saying the then Prince of Wales's concerns were focused on "protecting both the dignity of the Queen and the Crown". Ms Kelly appeared solemn as she was photographed driving through the grounds of Windsor Castle as she left her Berkshire home. The NDA, which is understood to prevent Ms Kelly from using the words "palace" and "king" among other bans, was thought to have ended Ms Kelly's hopes of getting another book published.
The updated edition includes details of the Queen's moment of private contemplation after the Duke of Edinburgh's funeral in 2021.