Princess Margaret’s Handsome Grandsons Are All Grown Up And Looking Dapper, A post shared by Arthur Chatto (@artchatto), Relive Princess Margaret’s Life With These Stunning Vintage Photos Of The Young Countess, Meghan Markle Questioned By Royal Fans After Awkward Statement, Prince Harry Was Angry About Royal’s Statement On Princess Diana’s Inquest. Princess Margaret's son David Armstrong-Jones was titled Viscount Linley at birth and is currently 20th in line to the throne. [136] Margaret's last public appearances were at the 101st birthday celebrations of her mother in August 2001 and the 100th birthday celebration of her aunt, Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, that December. [40], As a beautiful young woman, with an 18-inch waist and "vivid blue eyes",[41] Margaret enjoyed socialising with high society and the young, aristocratic set, including Sharman Douglas, the daughter of the American ambassador, Lewis Williams Douglas. Margaret's education was mainly supervised by her mother, who in the words of Randolph Churchill "never aimed at bringing her daughters up to be more than nicely behaved young ladies". Get to know Queen Elizabeth's sister and her children! After her coronation, she planned to tour the Commonwealth for six months. “She is her absolute favorite younger royal… They are hugely at ease in each other’s company. [148] Their letters, however, provide no indication of friction between them. There are also unsubstantiated claims of affairs between the Princess and: Mick Jagger, Peter Sellers, Warren Beatty, David Niven, and Keith Miller (an Australian cricketer). [139][140], Margaret's coffin, draped in her personal standard, was taken from Kensington Palace to St James's Palace before her funeral. [160][161] In April 2007, an exhibition titled Princess Line – The Fashion Legacy of Princess Margaret opened at Kensington Palace, showcasing contemporary fashion from British designers such as Vivienne Westwood inspired by Princess Margaret's legacy of style. Like his cousin Arthur, Charles served as a Page of Honor to the Queen, while Margarita served as a bridesmaid to Kate Middleton. [150] Former governess Marion Crawford wrote in her memoir: "Impulsive and bright remarks she made became headlines and, taken out of their context, began to produce in the public eye an oddly distorted personality that bore little resemblance to the Margaret we knew. Perhaps unwittingly, Margaret paved the way for public acceptance of royal divorce. [18] When Queen Mary insisted upon the importance of education, the Duchess of York commented, "I don't know what she meant. [8] The Home Secretary, J. R. Clynes, was present to verify the birth. [46] Her father died five months later, on 6 February 1952, and her sister became Queen. The now-56-year-old married Serena Stanhope in 1993, and they also have two kids — 18-year-old son Charles and 15-year-old daughter Lady Margarita. Princess Margaret's private life was for many years the subject of intense speculation by media and royal-watchers. [125] In January 1981, Margaret was a guest on the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs. During the war years, Margaret was considered too young to perform any official duties and instead continued her education. Samuel, 21, and Arthur, 19, already boast impressive Instagram followings respectively, are currently taking the Internet by storm and we can see why! (Photo Credit: Getty Images). [33], At the end of the war in 1945, Margaret appeared on the balcony at Buckingham Palace with her family and Prime Minister Winston Churchill. However, that all changed when their uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne in 1936 to marry commoner Wallis Simpson. [27] They spent Christmas at Sandringham House before moving to Windsor Castle, just outside London, for much of the remainder of the war. Princess Margaret Married Antony Armstrong-Jones, but Her True Love Was Peter Townsend! He was 15 years her senior and had two children from his previous marriage. He was fifth in line to the throne when he was born; currently, he is in the 20th spot. [74] As a wedding present, Colin Tennant gave her a plot of land on his private Caribbean island, Mustique. [47] Of her father she wrote, "He was such a wonderful person, the very heart and centre of our happy family. [112][113] Some politicians suggested removing Margaret from the civil list. Margaret was grief-stricken by her father's death and was prescribed sedatives to help her sleep. It’s fairly clear that they inherited all of her good-looking features! Princess Margaret was an icon back in the day for the Royal Family, sporting her femininity and glam everywhere she went. Both young Chattos are currently enrolled at the University of Edinburgh. [11], Margaret was baptised in the private chapel of Buckingham Palace on 30 October 1930 by Cosmo Lang, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Through her 2 children, Princess Margaret has 4 grandchildren. However, that didn’t stop Princess Margaret from living her truth and setting new precedents for the royal family. Unlike her parents and brother, Lady Sarah has opted to live her life away from the limelight of being part of the royal family. Their names are Arthur Chatto, Sam Chatto, Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, and Charles Armstrong-Jones. Lady Sarah Chatto, born Sarah Armstrong-Jones, was born on May 1, 1964. Critics claimed that she even looked down on her grandmother Queen Mary because Mary was born a princess with the lower "Serene Highness" style, whereas Margaret was a "Royal Highness" by birth. Princess Margaret was an icon back in the day for the Royal Family, sporting her femininity and glam everywhere she went. [15] The Yorks were perceived by the public as an ideal family: father, mother and children,[16] but unfounded rumours that Margaret was deaf and mute were not completely dispelled until Margaret's first main public appearance at her uncle Prince George's wedding in 1934. July 13, 2018, 8:00 am.

"[127], The Princess's later life was marred by illness and disability. [81] Subsequently, Margaret went on multiple tours of various places; in her first major tour she joined her parents and sister for a tour of South Africa in 1947. She was also the president or patron of numerous organisations, such as the West Indies Olympic Association, the Girl Guides,[92] Northern Ballet Theatre,[93] Birmingham Royal Ballet,[94] Scottish Ballet,[95] Children 1st,[95] Tenovus Cancer Care,[96] the Royal College of Nursing,[96] and the London Lighthouse (an AIDS charity that has since merged with the Terrence Higgins Trust).

He married Irish noblewoman Serena Alleyne Stanhope (now the current Countess of Snowdon) in 1993 and has two children, Charles Patrick Inigo, the current Viscount Linley, and Lady Margarita Elizabeth Rose.
Ah the sun! [64], Margaret's wedding dress was designed by Norman Hartnell and worn with the Poltimore tiara. "[48] She was consoled by her deeply held Christian beliefs. "[30], Unlike other members of the royal family, Margaret was not expected to undertake any public or official duties during the war.


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