The royal renegade
Dominic Sandbrook looks beyond Princess Margaret’s impossibly glamorous image and finds a royal tragedy
Princess Margaret was an almost impossibly glamorous symbol of Britain’s postwar journey from austerity to modernity. But then Britain hit the buffers – and so did Margaret’s fortunes.
Dominic Sandbrook asks, where did it all go wrong for Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister?
Princess Margaret, in an official royal portrait from 1973 and a holiday snap by her husband in 1969. Her love of parties and high-society life, and her choice of men, generated several negative headlines