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« on: October 13, 2012, 11:37:40 PM »

She had such a colorful, dramatic (and, ultimately, sad) life. Here's a place to post photos, articles, etc.


Very interesting article about her long, strong friendship with Colin Tennant (of Mustique fame):

http://www.dailymail.co.u...stique-Colin-Tennant.html
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« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2012, 10:37:49 AM »

Yeah, I read that story. I feel sorry for her sadness. She seemed so troubled
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« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2012, 09:12:09 PM »

Yes indeed. My Mom, who was not at all interested in royals, actually said once that she always felt sorry for Margaret because she wasn't allowed to marry her real love (PT). My Mom believed that if Margaret had married him, she would have had a much happier life...Of course, as we know, Margaret chose to keep her royal lifestyle/income/perks over marriage to PT.
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2012, 05:40:45 AM »

Yes indeed. My Mom, who was not at all interested in royals, actually said once that she always felt sorry for Margaret because she wasn't allowed to marry her real love (PT). My Mom believed that if Margaret had married him, she would have had a much happier life...Of course, as we know, Margaret chose to keep her royal lifestyle/income/perks over marriage to PT.

sorry EaH: Margaret Rose made her own choice: she chose $ and privileges over her ahrm...true love Peter T. She did have the option of leaving it and marrying him. She could still been supportive to her sister - no one could have taken that away from her...

yeah...all the rigmarole about putting crown above one's own needs etc...doesn't really wash with Margaret Rose, as you write...

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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2012, 04:58:21 PM »

Sad that underneath her snobbery was a very sad person. I read somewhere that she made her friends call her "M'am"

Here are some articles about her:

http://www.thefreelibrary...er+ma'am.-a082727644

http://scandalouswoman.bl...yal-scandal-sad-life.html



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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »

Yes, she could have chosen to go with PT, but it was the times that hemmed her in at that point as well. Truly, the fact she was even remotely considering marriage to a divorced commoner was a stigma she would have been hard-pressed to overcome; the memory of Uncle David was still far too fresh in everyone's minds, too. On top of it, the timing was terrible - it was the start of a new reign, and QEII didn't want any bad PR - and her sister marrying PT would have been a scandal back in 1953.

Had it been 1963 and she wanted the same thing, I don't really think there would have been much of a fight. The social changes in the following ten years made a big difference, and the pain from losing her father so young from a position he never wanted or trained for, a crown that sucked the life out of him, had faded considerably, as well as the queen mother's resentment over the whole thing.

I also think Margaret was very much her mother's daughter, well aware of her rank and perqs and didn't want to give them up - the 'cake and eat it too' conundrum when it came to PT. The fact that her family and the advisors told her she could only have one or the other set the course for the rest of her sad life. Tony Armstrong-Jones was probably the wrong man for her, at least in terms of long-term satisfaction / happiness / stability. Ah, well.

The Camilla thing would have eaten her alive, don't you think? Charles get to marry his divorced mistress (!), forget just being divorced. I don't think it's a coincidence that Charles got to marry Camilla after the queen's mum and sister were dead, not for one minute. I can totally see the queen mum snatching the Durbar tiara right off of Camilla's 1980s feather-do with a sneer.
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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2012, 03:51:56 AM »

Great post, Lady Alice.  Star
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« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2013, 05:39:40 AM »

This documentary does NOT paint a flattering portrait. Yikes.
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2013, 08:42:53 PM »

http://www.dailymail.co.u...gal-victory-bid-will.html

"Accountant who believes he is secret illegitimate son of Princess Margaret wins legal victory in bid to see her will"

- Robert Brown, 58, believes the Queen's sister hid her pregnancy in 1955
- Her will was sealed around her death in 2002 - and he wants it opened up
- Mr Brown, of Jersey, today won chance for judicial review of access to will
- Mr Justice Phillips said there were 'compelling' reasons for his challenge
- Born in Kenya, Mr Brown was brought up by Cynthia and Douglas Brown
- He says he always felt he was not their natural son, and now wants to know
- He said: 'Hopefully I am not a nutcase - I am either right or I am wrong.'


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« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2013, 10:24:10 PM »

He's not sure if he's a nutcase?  I could tell him!   He looks more like Lord Snowden's younger half-brother Peregrine than Robin Douglas Home. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 03:44:27 PM »

"The TRUTH about the man who claims he's Margaret's love child: After a 10-year fight, this middle-aged accountant says he's on the brink of proving he's a royal heir. But here's the real story..."  http://www.dailymail.co.u...-real-story.html#comments

- Robert Brown, 58, believes he is the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret
- He has won a High Court victory in his battle to see the contents of her will

- Mr Brown believes princess secretly gave birth to him in January 1955
- Claims her pregnancy was covered up with body doubles
- Says he knows he is right despite being branded a ‘fantasist loon’

- Lady Glenconner, 81, a life-long friend of the Princess and her lady-in-waiting for many years, describes claims as fatuous nonsense
- The Queen's sister died in 2002







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If she had given birth, it would have been by Caesarean section. For, according to her biographer Tim Heald, she abhorred the idea of natural childbirth. That operation would have made it impossible for her to have appeared at Blenheim Palace a few days later — as numerous photographs attest.

Such facts should have put paid to Brown’s bid for recognition as a backdoor royal. But his pursuit of a phantom parent does not appear to be motivated by greed nor  status. Nor does he especially hope for money.

Although he admits the legal case is ‘an emotionally draining process’, he says that if the case progresses, he will submit to DNA tests.

Rather than wait to see if the court will allow Margaret’s DNA to be sourced, it would be much easier to compare his own with that of his younger brother William. Tests could conclusively prove whether they had the same parents or whether Robert’s parentage was different. But William went missing ten years ago.

Although he may appear to be a sadly misguided man and a fantasist who is causing the Royal Family damage, Robert Brown’s battle to see Margaret’s will undoubtedly raises important points of principle regarding open justice and the public interest. In that respect, he may just have done us all a favour — but a royal heir he simply isn’t.
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« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014, 05:10:04 AM »

I saw this video, "The Queen's Sister" (BBC Worldwide) and I was quite surprised because I hadn't heard about many of the incidences portrayed in the film of Margaret's life. I had read a few articles about life 'on her little island' in the Caribbean. I can't imagine what HM might think about DuchOfCamb vacationing with PW on Mustique. It's a bad dream that keeps recurring. And now baby Cambridge gets to visit too.
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« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 05:14:49 AM »

Margaret's life was an interesting one.  She never seemed truly happy IMO and, as a result, made decisions on the basis of 'this will make me happy' or 'this will fix my life', only to end up perennially disappointed.

Having said that, both her children seem lovely and normal (especially Lady Sarah who is in my Top 5 Favourite BRF members of all time).
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« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 05:29:57 AM »

Robert Brown is correct - he is either right or wrong.
DNA testing should be able to quickly determine if he is indeed a nutcase.
I'm interested to know whether Robert Brown is the illegitimate son of Princess Margaret.
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« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2014, 06:21:48 AM »

Perhaps I've forgotten. The Queen Mother was concerned with 'bloodlines' when members of the RF were considering marriage. How is it that Armstrong-Jones passed muster to marry Margaret?

...The Camilla thing would have eaten her alive, don't you think? Charles get to marry his divorced mistress (!), forget just being divorced. I don't think it's a coincidence that Charles got to marry Camilla after the queen's mum and sister were dead, not for one minute. I can totally see the queen mum snatching the Durbar tiara right off of Camilla's 1980s feather-do with a sneer.

I think you are right.

...Having said that, both her children seem lovely and normal (especially Lady Sarah who is in my Top 5 Favourite BRF members of all time).

Whenever I see a foto of Kannot with Lady Sarah at official functions it becomes a game of 'which thing doesn't belong.' Lady Sarah is graceful and discreet in manner and dress and then there's...Kannot. If you didn't know who they were and had to guess, Lady Sarah would seem to be the senior member.
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