Her Majesty and her beloved younger sister, Princess Margaret may not always have seen eye to eye, but the two were always close.
A royal author, Andrew Duncan has shed new insight into just how special their bond was.
In a new piece for Radio Times, the writer, who interviewed Princess Margaret in the 1960’s, revealed some of the loveliest things that the late royal said about her sibling.
Princess Margaret’s words were: “My sister has an aura. I’m enormously impressed when she walks into a room. It’s a kind of magic that she has”.
The two sisters loved each other.
This proves Princess Margaret was clearly in awe of her older sister. Not only this, the world’s longest-reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth also felt protective of her.
“In my own humble way I’ve always tried to take some of the burden off my sister. She can’t do it all. And I leap at the opportunity to help her. Sometimes it can be very formal and boring, but I’ve got a reflex against that now”.
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King George and Queen Elizabeth’s once-rebellious daughter also shared how she’d mellowed over time.
“My friends used to tease me and call it my ‘acid-drop’ expression. I’m much nicer in old age”.
By this point she recognised that the monarchy’s future relied on nicely brought up young people.
The Queen Mother was known for being quite free-spirited in her youth. During her young age, she was a staple at galas and nightclubs amid members of the aristocracy.
Also read: Facts You Didn’t Know About Queen Elizabeth’s Sister, Princess Margaret.
Ever a glamorous beauty, Margaret’s love life was of great interest to the public. Also, one of her greatest points of contention with the Queen was her romance with her father’s former equerry, Captain Peter Townsend.
Queen Elizabeth was unable to approve of her younger sister, Margaret marrying her love as he was divorced. She went on to marry photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, with whom she had her two children.
A heavy smoker and drinker for most of her life, the princess’s health declined in the 1990’s. Several strokes ultimately left her bedridden. She passed away at age 71 in February 2002.