Mary Angela Kelly
4 November 1957
|Occupation||Fashion designer, dressmaker, milliner|
|Title||Personal Assistant, Adviser and Curator to Her Majesty The Queen (Jewellery, Insignias and Wardrobe) 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. Her official title is Personal Assistant, Adviser and Curator to Her Majesty The Queen (Jewellery, Insignias and Wardrobe).
She first began working for the Queen after gaining employment as The Queen’s Dresser following an interview at Windsor Castle in 1994.  She is responsible for the Queen's clothes, jewellery, and insignia. She researches the venues for royal visits as well as the significance of different colours, in order to create appropriate outfits for the monarch. In 2019, Kelly announced that Queen Elizabeth will be only wearing faux-furs moving forward.
Notable creations by Kelly include:
- The replica of the royal christening gown. The original, which had been commissioned by Queen Victoria for the christening of her first child, Victoria, Princess Royal, was retired in 2004 by Elizabeth II for conservation purposes. Kelly's replica has been worn by royal babies for their christenings since 2008.
- The Queen's outfit for the wedding of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Catherine Middleton; a primrose-yellow double crepe wool coat and matching wool dress, with hand-sewn beading at the neck in the shape of sunrays.
- Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie's outfits for the wedding of Zara Phillips.
- Together with British fashion designer, Stewart Parvin, Kelly altered, remodeled and fitted the dress that Princess Beatrice of York wore at her wedding to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi on 17 July 2020. The original dress was designed by the British fashion designer Norman Hartnell, who had originally created it for Queen Elizabeth II, the bride's grandmother, in the 1960s.
Kelly founded a fashion label, Kelly & Pordum, with Alison Pordum, who was also employed as the Queen's in-house dressmaker until 2008. Kelly is also the author of Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe and The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe .
In 2006, she was appointed a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO), and promoted to Lieutenant of the same Order (LVO) in 2012. She was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Version of the Royal Household Long and Faithful Service Medal in 2014 for 20 years of service to the Royal Family.
- Kelly, Angela (2012). Dressing the Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe. ISBN 978-1-905686-26-1.
- Kelly, Angela (2019). The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe. HarperCollins Publishers. ISBN 978-0008368364.
- Royal Collection - Queen & Commonwealth
- "9 things to know about the Queen's dressmaker Angela Kelly". 29 October 2019.
- "The Queen's Dressmaker: Angela Kelly". 7 August 2015.
- Royal Wedding: Queen's confidant Angela Kelly to dress her majesty for the royal wedding - hellomagazine.com
- "Her Majesty's A team". Daily Telegraph.
- "Queen Elizabeth II is going fur-free". www.cbsnews.com. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
- Holt, Bethan; Ranscombe, Stan (6 July 2019). "The story behind the royal christening robe that Archie Mountbatten Windsor wore for his baptism". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- Taylor, Elise (20 February 2018). "Who Is Angela Kelly, the Queen's Right-Hand Woman at London Fashion Week?". Vogue. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- Liverpool-born designer Angela Kelly designed the Queen's Royal Wedding outfit - In The Mix Today - News - Liverpool Echo
- Zara Phillips wedding guests: fashion verdicts - mirror.co.uk
- Hallemann, Caroline (18 July 2020). "Princess Beatrice's Stunning Vintage Wedding Dress Was Her "Something Old"". Town and Country Magazine. Retrieved 18 July 2020.
- Newbold, Alice (9 February 2016). "How Angela Kelly created the Queen's latest elegant look". The Telegraph. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
- "No. 58014". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2006. p. 3.
- 2012 Jubilee Honours List - Royal.gov website Archived September 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
- New Royal Collection Trust publication Dressing The Queen: The Jubilee Wardrobe