Princess Margaret exposed!
The Queen’s party-loving sister as you’ve never seen her – in the controversial new series of The Crown
DANCING around clad in only her underwear, she is the epitome of the carefree party girl.
This is Princess Margaret as she appears in the hotly awaited second series of The Crown.
Broadcast next month, the followup to the hit first series covers the late 1950s and 1960s and will include the Princess’s relationship with handsome high-society photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, whom she later married.
Written by Peter Morgan, the drama will show Margaret (Vanessa Kirby) and Armstrong-Jones, played by Downton Abbey star Matthew Goode, embarking on secret trysts on the back of a motorbike.
The programme will depict the late Princess as a headstrong young woman hellbent on happiness, irrespective of the consequences to the Queen and the rest of the Royal Family. Royal biographer Margaret Holder said the portrayal was factually accurate, adding: ‘She was a young woman having to hide a somewhat racy nature under an outward show of respectability that was expected in that era.’
In the second series of The Crown, screened on Netflix, the Queen, played by Claire Foy, has to deal with the ‘restlessness’ of her husband Philip, with some reports claiming that the series will show him cheating on her. She will also have to ensure she is not upstaged when President Kennedy, played by Michael C Hall, and his glamorous wife Jackie (Jodi Balfour) visit Buckingham Palace.
Some experts argue that the programme appears to be motivated by a republican agenda. Royal historian Hugo Vickers said: ‘Whereas I see the monarchy as beneficial to this country, I get the impression that Peter Morgan thinks they are mainly interested in their own survival.’
NAUGHTY SISTER: Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in The Crown (main picture). Below left: Kirby with Matthew Goode as Antony ArmstrongJones. Below right: Jodi Balfour as Jackie Kennedy and Claire Foy as the Queen