Thousands and thousands of individuals tuned in to look at King Charles III and Queen Camilla’s (previously Camilla Parker Bowles) coronation on Might 6. And a few viewers had been interested by who the two girls had been standing by Camilla’s aspect all through the ceremony at Westminster Abbey.
One was Camilla’s longtime buddy and confidant Fiona Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice, Marchioness of Lansdowne and the different was the queen’s sister Annabel Elliot. What many don’t know is previous to getting into the royal highlight for her sibling’s coronation Annabel suffered a private tragedy. Right here’s extra on that.
Annabel Elliot labored for King Charles
Annabel is Camilla’s youthful sister who works as an inside designer. She’s been working an inside design and antiques store in Dorset for the final 30 years. In 2014, the Every day Telegraph named Annabel as the fifth most influential inside designer in Britain and her abilities are so in demand that King Charles employed her to design a number of of the Duchy of Cornwall cottages.
Annabel was additionally the patron of the British Affiliation for Adoption and Fostering from 2005 to 2015.
Annabel married businessman Simon Elliot in 1972 and so they had three kids Ben Elliot, Katie Elliot, and Alice Elliot.
Annabel’s husband died after a lengthy sickness
On March 8, lower than two months earlier than the king and queen’s coronation, Simon Elliot died following a lengthy sickness. He was 82.
Annabel and Camilla had been stated to be “devastated” by the loss with a supply telling the Independent: “He was beyond courageous in his last few months, his family, and friends are devastated to lose a man whose middle name was loyalty. He was a fount of common sense and wisdom and it is a great sadness that he has gone so early.”
Camilla was very shut together with her brother-in-law and so was Charles. In truth, the couple joined the then-Prince of Wales and then-Duchess of Cornwall on their honeymoon at Balmoral Fort in 2005. Studies at the time famous that royal staffers had been instructed to put “the wedding night table for four instead of two.”
It was at Annabel’s fiftieth celebration years earlier when Camilla posed for her first public footage with Charles after popping out publicly as his companion. And at Annabel’s fortieth celebration, Princess Diana confronted Camilla about her relationship with Charles.
Annabel appeared on the balcony together with her sister following the coronation
Following her sister and Charles’ coronation, Elliot made an look on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
She stood alongside Woman Lansdowne and the web page boys in addition to a variety of working royals together with Prince William and Princess of Wales (previously often called Kate Middleton), their three kids, Prince Edward and his spouse the Duchess of Edinburgh (previously Sophie, Countess of Wessex) and Princess Anne.