Angela Kelly appeared solemn as she was photographed driving through the grounds of Windsor Castle today. Pictures of the late Queen’s former right-hand woman came just hours after it was reported King Charles III had booted her out of her Berkshire home. The news was understood to be a devastating blow to Ms Kelly, who was the late Queen’s dresser and confidante for more than 20 years.
It remains unclear when Ms Kelly will have to vacate the grace-and-favour home.
She also revealed her work-issue mobile phone has been disconnected.
Friends of Ms Kelly told the Daily Mail she felt she has been treated badly after such loyal and devoted service to Charles’ mother.
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The news prompted a series of candid posts on Ms Kelly’s Instagram account this week.
In one post, she shared a picture of her garden, with a caption that read: “Getting ready to say goodbye.
“I am moving at last to my new home which I will be able to call My Home at last.”
In response to a friend, she posted: “I’m moving to the Peak District just further on than Sheffield so not too far away from the family.
“My work phone has been disconnected but hopefully you have this one. Looking forward to my New Adventures.”
In a cryptic social media post this morning, she wrote: “I am too old to worry about who likes me and who dislikes me!
“I have more important things to do!
“If you love me – I love you! If you support me – I support you! If you hate me – I don’t care!”
When Her Majesty’s health faltered last year, the daughter of a Liverpool docker was thought to have become more of a personal assistant and friend.
The monarch had once told her: “We could be sisters.”
While she was recently recognised by Charles in a special honours awards, she only became a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, rather than a Dame Commander as might have been expected.
A source told the Mail on Sunday: “The King has made it clear that under the new reign people will have to cut their cloth.
“The King is clearly not in the habit of providing homes for those no longer working for the monarchy.”