Queen Elizabeth lives a structured life, that doesn’t mean that she doesn’t allow herself time for simple pleasures. Queen Elizabeth is a devotee of sweets, and also loves to spend time with her friends and family.
Some of her friends have already died. Her sister Margaret was as close a friend - at least during their teen years. Currently, there are several people whom the Queen considers as "friends" even if they are more usually seen as working for the Queen.
Angela Kelly is the Queen’s personal advisor, curator, and senior dresser since 2002, but she got her start as an assistant dresser in 1994. The 62-year-old has become a trusted friend of the Queen’s.
Not only does Kelly see the Queen daily, but she also accompanies her on trips abroad and to events like London Fashion Week and she even lives on the grounds of Windsor Castle. "I love the Queen and everything about her. She has allowed me to become closer to her over the years. I would never overstep the mark and I remain in awe of the Queen. We are two typical women," she added. "We discuss clothes, makeup, jewelry."
Princess Alexandra is considered one of the Queen's closest friends - and although around 10 years younger than the Queen, was 6th in line to the throne when she was born in the mid-1930s and bridesmaid to Elizabeth and Philip