Queen Consort Camilla relied on her sister, Annabel Elliot, throughout her rise in the monarchy. Elliot has accompanied her sister to numerous royal events, including the National Osteoporosis Society garden party in 2016. In addition to attending events with Camilla, Elliot has built a successful career as an interior designer and antique dealer.
Elliot’s passion for interior design and antiques led her to open her own shop in London, where she has served as the head of the business for the past three decades. Her talent and expertise in the field have not gone unnoticed, and she was recognized as the fifth most influential female interior designer in Britain by The Telegraph in 2014.
However, Elliot’s biggest project to date came when her sister and King Charles sought her expertise in restoring a Scottish Manor. The restoration project was not without its challenges, as Elliot and King Charles frequently disagreed on various design decisions. Nonetheless, Elliot’s skill and knowledge in the field proved invaluable to the success of the project.
Despite their differing opinions, Elliot and King Charles share a close relationship and are not afraid to engage in healthy debates. Elliot notes that King Charles thoroughly evaluates all aspects of a project before making a decision, making their discussions both productive and informative.
Elliot’s success in her career and her close relationship with King Charles undoubtedly contributed to her sister’s success in the monarchy. As Queen Consort Camilla continues to navigate her role, she can lean on her sister’s support and expertise.