THE Queen’s royal dresser, Angela Kelly, 51, who has worked with Elizabeth II for the past 25 years, has revealed how she starts planning the monarch’s Christmas outfit some two months in advance.
According to the Daily Mail, apart from the actual design, the dresser, who first started working in the Royal Household in 1994 as an assistant dresser, pays special attention in checking to see what colours the Queen wore in previous years so as not to repeat a colour for a few years.
Angela also points out that she usually selects something “bright” for Her Majesty to wear so that she can be easily spotted by her well wishers.
As Euro Weekly News understands, once Her Majesty has chosen her dress for dinner, a handwritten notice is pinned up in the Dressers’ Corridor detailing what she will be wearing so that the Queen’s ladies’ maids can select an appropriate dress for the lady they are looking after and avoid any embarrassing faux pas.
According to reports, the royals also take part in the German tradition of sharing gifts on Christmas Eve, a tradition started by Queen Victoria’s husband Prince Albert.
But rather than gifting each other grand gifts as you might expect from a royal family, they in fact compete to buy one another the “tackiest, silliest gifts.”