Princess Margaret, the Queen’s beloved sister, oozed opulence, relished in glamour, and loved to party. Although her life was shrouded in controversy and scandal, her legacy is still as intriguing as ever.
Life in Buckingham Palace was strict, and as the younger sister of the heir-apparent, her needs were often overlooked. Eventually, the Princess blossomed into a truly beautiful woman, becoming a prominent socialite and the topic of conversation across the globe.
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Known fondly as a "night owl," it became clear that Princess Margaret was here for a good time. When her sister became Queen at only 25 years old, Princess Margaret caused quite a stir—especially when it came to matters of the heart. She married photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, but after two children together, they divorced in 1978, causing more controversy for the Queen.
It was a life filled with the finer things--romantic trysts with celebrities and designer gowns--but what remained most important was her loyalty to the Queen, whom she loved dearly.
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Her extravagant and expensive life came to an end in 2002 at the age of 71 due to a stroke. Although it's been over a decade since her death, her legacy is still burning bright in her children and grandchildren, including 16-year-old grandson Arthur Chatto.
Click through to see Princess Margaret’s stunning, glamorous, and decadent life in pictures, plus get to know her grandson Arthur!
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The heir and the spare: Born in August, 1930, The Queen's younger sister Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was well-known for her irreverent approach to life. Here, the young princesses pose in matching outfits at Buckingham Palace in 1942.