Longtime dresser of Queen Elizabeth II, Angela Kelly, yesterday revealed details about a special moment she shared with the late monarch.

According to Kelly, though the late Queen had been asked to sit for countless official photographic portraits during her reign, there was a certain degree of formality that governed the library of images in her collection and the monarch had expressed a desire to be captured in a more relaxed, fashion-forward pose.

As Kelly expounds, there was a particular stance she had always wanted to try, and as her friend, stylist and confidante, Kelly was determined to help make it happen.

Apparently, the Queen had always wanted to have her photo taken with her hands in her pockets, as she had seen in fashion photography, but had always been advised against it by her team, for fear that it wasn’t appropriate for a woman of her position.

According to Kelly, she sought the help of photographer Barry Jeffery and the images were captured according to the Queen’s wishes, but never released to the public.

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Queen Elizabeth II longtime dresser Angela Kelly shares how the Queen told her she had an urge to pose for a photo with her hands in her pockets, a pose which she hadn’t been photographed in before. pic.twitter.com/vnYUbQ8jTg

This revelation comes just hours after the Royal Family’s release of one final, previously unseen, official photographic portrait of the Queen.

Offering the picture to their Instagram audience, the Royal Family account posted with the caption: Ahead of Her Majesty The Queen’s Funeral, a new photograph has been released.

‘It was taken this year to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee, as she became the first British Monarch to reach this milestone.

‘Tomorrow, millions will come together to commemorate her remarkable life.’


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