Princess Margaret: The Story Behind ‘The Crown’s’ Royal Rebel
>>It was written that she tore up the royal rule book from the day she was born.>>A true royal rebel, it’s been speculated princess Margaret longed to be the queen. As depicted in this season of the crown.>>A natural number one whose tragedy it is to have been born number two.>>That is my burden.>>Now, Margaret never let the jealousy become a huge issue between the two of them.>>And when it came to the men in her life, her royal highness made the romantic rounds. In the early 1950s, she became engaged to Peter Towsend but marriage was not in the cards.>>By church of England regulations, was seen as a sin to marry a divorced man. Princess Margaret would have been forced to give up her claim to the throne in order to marry Peter Towsend and that’s not something she was willing to do.>>She did marry Antony Armstrong joins in 1960.>>The two of them were both not particularly monogamous, they both had affairs. And she was the first senior royal to split from her husband since king Henry the eighth.>>She’s rumored to have affairs with many, including Peter sellers.>>It was her reputation of being a member of that party crowd.>>She did strike up a close bond with princess Diana but that went south fast when Charles and Diana split.>>She felt Diana portrayed the royal family. Especially when she did that panorama interview in 1995, when she admitted that Charles and Camilla had an affair during their marriage. And the great public upsets around Diana’s death was a hysterical reaction.>>She was said to have been at one party where the hostess kept enchoiring where the queen was keeping and princess kept quipping and saying, who do you mean? My mother, my sister or my husband.>>She had her own Margaret encounter early in her career.>>She said, oh, Helena, you are getting better at acting, aren’t you?>>It’s kind of classic, sleaze brilliant, complimenting and putting you down at the same time.