Angela Kelly

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Angela Kelly

Mary Angela Kelly

(1957-11-04) 4 November 1957 (age 62)
Liverpool, England
OccupationFashion designer, dressmaker, milliner
TitlePersonal Assistant and Senior Dresser to Queen Elizabeth II

Mary Angela Kelly, LVO (born 4 November 1957, Liverpool) is a British fashion designer, dressmaker, and milliner, who has served as Personal Assistant and Senior Dresser to Queen Elizabeth II since 2002.[1]

Early life[edit]

Kelly was born in Liverpool, the daughter of a Liverpool dock worker.


A display of six of Elizabeth II's outfits,five of which were designed by Kelly.

She is responsible for the Queen's clothes, jewellery, and insignia.[2] She researches the venues for royal visits as well as the significance of different colours, in order to create appropriate outfits for the monarch.[3]

Notable creations by Kelly include:

Other work[edit]

Kelly founded a fashion label, Kelly & Pordum, with Alison Pordum, who was also employed as the Queen's in-house dressmaker until 2008.[8] Kelly is also the author of Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe.


In 2006, she was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO),[9] and promoted to Lieutenant of the same Order (LVO) in 2012.[10]


  • Kelly, Angela (2012). Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe. ISBN 978-1-905686-26-1.[11]