Queen Elizabeth’s personal assistant has revealed a hilarious story showing that the royal life isn’t very serious and formal at all times!

Angela Kelly, the monarch’s assistant and senior dresser, detailed the April Fool’s Day memory with the Queen in her newly released memoir, “The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe”.

Angela Kelly heard of the kookaburra from the Queen herself as the royal described the wildlife they were expecting to see on her Sydney visit in 2006. Kookaburra is a large type of kingfisher native to Australia.

Kelly didn’t get to see any living kookaburra throughout the trip, but she was able to buy a stuffed toy version from a market while the Queen was not around.

"I had something in mind I thought The Queen would enjoy," she wrote in the memoir according to a report by Hello! Magazine.

“Back at the Governor’s House, I went up to her room to find the perfect perch. I placed it on the balcony in a little cage. I waited for her to return and when she came in, I said, ‘Your Majesty, there’s a funny-looking grey bird on your balcony.’” The Queen shouted upon recognizing that it was a kookaburra.

“I went to open the cage doors and she said loudly, 'No! Don't do that! It will fly away!’ And was behind me in a flash,” she continued. “Turning to Her Majesty while trying to keep a straight face, I solemnly told her it was dead. She looked horrified as I walked towards her with outstretched arms and as she took the bird from my hands…”

The Queen soon realized Kelly was winding her up and told a laughing Kelly: “You’re sacked!” She then turned to Prince Philip and said, “Do you know what she has just done to me? Angela has had me!'” as the queen’s assistant laughed on.

“The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe” is a rare, intimate glimpse to the Kelly’s experience in the Palace and her relationship with Queen Elizabeth in her 25 years in service as senior dresser, personal advisor, and wardrobe and in-house designer.

“Sharing never-before-seen photographs… and charming anecdotes of their time spent together, this revealing book provides memorable insights into what it's like to work closely with The Queen, to curate her wardrobe and to discover a true and lasting connection along the way," reads the book summary.

The memoir, created with permission from Her Royal Highness, was published on October 29.

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