Queen Elizabeth II welcomes summer With the latest new ‘doo.
The reigning British monarch has a short hairstyle in new photos released from meetings in Windsor Castle this week.
The 96-year-old met with Canterbury Archbishop Justin Welby on Tuesday and then with New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley on Wednesday. Attending the beacon-lighting ceremony at the beginning of the Platinum Jubilee on June 2, the queen appeared to have her hair trimmed on the back and sides, in contrast to her long appearance. The ceremony marked the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.
Not only was Elizabeth smiling with her guests, she also appeared without a cane. The Queen suffers from persistent mobility issues, which reduced her performances during the Platinum Jubilee.
Elizabeth’s close friend, Angela Kelly, She recently updated her best-selling book, “The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe.” In it, Kelly reflects on the life of the queen during the coronavirus epidemic and how she took on the role of cutting and setting Elizabeth’s hair.
Kelly, the Queen’s personal stylist and dressmaker, is known as one of Elizabeth’s closest friends.
“Since March 2020, I have washed, set, styled and trimmed Queen’s hair every week, and cut when needed,” Kelly wrote, quoting People Magazine. “My team named it Kelly’s Salon.”
In the book, Kelly admits that the Queen is worried about being responsible for her hair.
“For the first two weeks, I was shaking,” she wrote. “I’m only done her hair once or twice before at the Royal Yacht Britannia. The Queen was very kind and she advised me on the specific way to keep the rollers.”
Kelly said it didn’t take long for Elizabeth to hear exactly what she wanted.
“As I grew more confident, I’m sure the Queen started shouting at me, thinking I was a professional and saying, ‘Don’t do that, do it this way. It’s true, you got it, don’t change it.'” She reflected. “I think goodness, I want gin and tonic”. While the Queen was under the dryer I said to her, ‘I’m going for a strong drink because it’s so stressful, it’s just right for you.
Kelly said “I used the entire can of hairspray to make sure it lasted for a week.”
“After that the routine was set and Lucy kept a gin and tonic ready and was waiting for me every time I came back upstairs,” she added.
This is not the last time Kelly has been under pressure To get exactly the look of the queen. In April 2020 she was made responsible for the Queen’s special address to the nation and again to the Emperor’s Christmas speech.
“I had to wash and set her hair and at the end of it, a gin and tonic didn’t matter – I wanted a whole bottle!” Kelly talks about the April 2020 TV show. “The Christmas broadcast is another reason for Jin to reach out. The Queen is under pressure to hide somewhere whenever she’s without a hat, so I had to change her hair perfectly.”
Kelly shared that as the Queen’s meetings became virtual, she became busier than she expected.
“Zooming has become a part of the Queen’s life and the Kellys salon has become very busy,” she says. “Thankfully, I only have one client!”