Angela Kelly ‘forced to sign gag order’: King Charles forbids wearer and late queen’s confidante from sharing royal secrets in exchange for a new home of grace and favor in the north, sources say, after she was forced to leave the windsor estate
- Angela Kelly is understood to have been presented with an NDA by a Palace aide
- This would make it difficult to share real secrets for future profit.
- Ms Kelly has already published two books on her previous royal role
The King has struck a deal with the late Queen’s dressing room prohibiting her from sharing royal secrets in exchange for a new life in the North.
Angela Kelly, one of the late Queen’s closest confidantes, was allowed to choose a new home by grace and favor after being forced to move from the Windsor estate.
But The Mail on Sunday understands that a senior Palace aide acting on behalf of the King presented Ms Kelly with a new NDA (non-disclosure agreement) to sign as part of the deal.
One well-placed source called the deal a “gag order” that would hinder future profits based on public disclosures about the royal family. Under the terms of the agreement, Ms Kelly cannot use the words ‘King’ and ‘Palace’ for commercial purposes.
With the Queen’s blessing, Ms Kelly has already published two books on her role as a royal. It is understood that she also had the Queen’s permission to write a third, but the new arrangement will surely affect that, if not screw it up.
Ms Kelly, 65, helps move her belongings into a removal van in Windsor, England.
The King is understood to have felt that an updated version of Mrs Kelly’s second book, The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, strayed “too far” by revealing intimate details about the royal family.
In the reprint, published last year, Ms Kelly described the Queen’s behavior after Prince Philip’s funeral, revealing: “I helped her out of her coat and hat and no words were spoken.” Then the queen walked into her living room, closed the door behind her, and was left alone with her own thoughts.
It is now understood that the King made a move to honor his late mother’s wishes by providing a home for Ms Kelly while also protecting her legacy by banning the publication of further details. The Mail on Sunday first revealed in April that Kelly, 65, had been gifted a house for life by the king after being forced to move from the Windsor estate following the queen’s death.
Last week, Ms Kelly was pictured removing her belongings from her Grade II listed grace and favor cottage in Berkshire.
The Liverpool-born boudoir, who was awarded the Royal Warrant of Victoria in 2012, told friends on Instagram she was moving north, saying: “Getting ready to say goodbye.” I’m finally moving into my new home, which I can finally call My Home.’
“I’m moving to the Peak District a bit further from Sheffield so I won’t be going too far from the family…I’m looking forward to my new adventures.”
We can now reveal that the deal was orchestrated by the Palace in accordance with the King’s wishes that the family be spared any embarrassing revelations.
While Mrs. Kelly was a firm favorite of the late Queen, not all courtiers liked her. The palace staff nicknamed her AK47, after her initials and her assault rifle, due to her ruthless work ethic combined with a notorious temper.
The king has struck a deal with the late queen’s dressing room that prohibits her from sharing royal secrets in exchange for a house.
Ms Kelly was invested in the Royal Order of Victoria at Buckingham Palace in 2012
When the Queen died last September, she was fired from her role, as Camilla was used to working with Jacqui Meakin, the Queen Mother’s former dresser.
Without the Queen’s patronage, Mrs Kelly was told to leave her Windsor home and friends feared she would become another victim of the King’s ‘property carousel’. Some even accused him of being “ruthless to all the wrong people.”
Kelly seemed to fuel the idea that she wasn’t universally popular. Taking to Instagram last week, Ms Kelly posted: “I’m too old to care who loves me and who doesn’t love me!” She fell out with Prince Harry for allegedly making it difficult for Meghan to choose one of the royal tiaras to wear on her wedding day.