QUEEN ELIZABETH II made a surprise gesture in a bid to support one of her “crazy” aides enjoy a midnight passion.
In the book, Ms Kelly explained: “I’d always loved star-gazing and I find it a very calming experience.
“The Queen shared this passion and we looked out of the window into the darkness together.
“She pointed out the various constellations — the Plough, Ursa Major and Cassiopeia.”
Royal Family news Queen Elizabeth II makes surprise gesture to help ‘crazy’ aide (Image GETTY)
The Queen with her husband (Image: GETTY)
Upon hearing that Ms Kelly had recently purchased a telescope, the Queen encouraged her to go outside late at night in a bid to get the best viewings of the stars.
Ms Kelly asked Her Majesty if she could borrow a car to drive up a nearby mountain.
She added: “The Queen thought I was crazy and was reluctant to let me drive there alone, so she asked one of her duty protections officers to escort me.”
The book contains a number of stories involving Ms Kelly’s time with the Queen, and Royal Family.
The book’s author Angela Kelly (Image: GETTY)
She also told another story involving the Queen.
She revealed that Her Majesty once claimed tax back on fabrics she bought for the monarch during a tour of Singapore.
Ms Kelly said: “The Queen likes to support local people wherever she visits, but we have a particular tradition whenever we go to Singapore.
“There’s never enough time to go to the market, but as Her Majesty loves Singaporean silk, local tradespeople bring their stalls to the airport when she is due to arrive so that she can personally browse all they have to offer.”
Ms Kelly has worked with the Queen for 25 years (Image: GETTY)
She added: “We wander through the stalls – Her Majesty leading the way, followed by me and the Ladies-in-Waiting.
“Something will catch the Queen’s eye – usually a vibrant fabric, given her fondness for bright colours – and she’ll gesture to me.”
The dressmaker described how their selections were always ready for collection on their return.
Ms Kelly added: “It’s my responsibility to pay the bill.”
The Royal Family tree (Image: EXPRESS)
Ms Kelly has worked with the Queen for 25 years.
The Queen appointed Ms Kelly a member of the Royal Victorian Order in 2006, promoting her to Lieutenant of the same Order (LVO) in 2012 for “distinguished personal service to the Sovereign”.
Ms Kelly now designs many of Her Majesty’s outfits and holds a lengthy title that has not been granted to any other royal servant.
She has been credited with transforming the Queen’s image and has been referred to as the Queen’s “gatekeeper”.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK