THE ROYAL PALACES: PART TWO
Princess Margaret’s grandchild was christened in the Garden Room. This large room used to be two – one was Princess Margaret’s sitting room and another was a Lady in Waiting’s room. After Princess Margaret was married, the Queen Mum had the two rooms made into one. The sconces flanking the fireplace are still used today.
A very contrary Princess - why did the charming Margaret turn into the most unpopular royal?
Princess Margaret: Prue Penn, a long-standing and very loyal friend, said her abiding memory was of laughter: "At a dinner party, she'd catch my eye and we'd get the giggles until the tears ran down our faces. We couldn't stop. She was a great giggler."
Richard Stone, Royal Portrait Painter
Portrait by Richard Stone, 1981 - Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (1930 – 2002), was the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II & the younger daughter of King George VI & Queen Elizabeth. Her life changed dramatically in 1936, when her paternal uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated to marry the twice divorced American Wallis Simpson. Margaret's father became King, & her older sister became heir presumptive with Margaret second in line to the throne.
The British Monarchy, The House of Windsor
The Rt Hon. Earl of Snowdon, Antony Armstrong-Jones Full Name: Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones. Born: 7th March 1930 Spouse: Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978) Children: David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley; Lady Sarah Chatto.