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I've seen a few articles on this. An interesting side to Margaret, and one not protrayed that much if ever.
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Princess Margaret anniversary: Queen’s sister in pictures | Royal | News | Express.co.uk
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Thank you, eya.
Princess Margaret was always lovely to look at.
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Old 02-15-2017, 07:34 AM
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On this day,2002: The Royal family attend the funeral of Princess Margaret.

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Police probe claims TV wrestler 'dealt cocaine' to Princess Margaret | Daily Star

Scotland Yard drugs officers investigated a top TV wrestler over claims he was supplying cocaine to Princess Margaret.

The Daily Star Sunday was told about the sensational probe by an officer connected to the case.

But our mole, who has asked not to be identified, claims it was “covered-up” by police bosses to protect her reputation.
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:24 AM
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"A Senior judge has slapped down a request by a woman who wanted to have Princess Margaret’s will unsealed because she believed she was her heir."

Judge refuses to unseal Princess Margaret's will after request by 'heir' | UK | News | Express.co.uk

Judge rules with brevity on bid to unseal Princess Margaret´s will | Daily Mail Online
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I've never liked Princess Margaret. Far too entitled, snobbish and not hard working enough. Totally different to the sensible and dutiful Queen Elizabeth.

And I've never bought the story of the poor princess having to give up the love of her life for duty. Margaret was only ever in love with her lfiestyle.

Having to give up the title of Princess, the status of HRH, her Civil List allowance and her place in the line of succession? Not in a million years.

We're talking about the same woman who demanded to have a servant standing next to her at all times during receptions with an ashtray in hand so she didn't have to look for a place to flick her cigarettes.
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Old 06-16-2017, 01:25 AM
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love with her lfiestyle.

Having to give up the title of Princess, the status of HRH, her Civil List allowance and her place in the line of succession? Not in a million years.

We're talking about the same woman who demanded to have a servant standing next to her at all times during receptions with an ashtray in hand so she didn't have to look for a place to flick her cigarettes.
she wuodl not have had to give up her title of princess or HRH. or her place in the succession. however, had she married a divorced man back then it is likely that she would have been taken off the Civil list and not done royal duties, and had to retire into a pirvate life.
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she wuodl not have had to give up her title of princess or HRH. or her place in the succession. however, had she married a divorced man back then it is likely that she would have been taken off the Civil list and not done royal duties, and had to retire into a pirvate life.
Taken off the Civil List? How would she manage? Townsend couldn't afford a single maid.
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It's very likely that Margaret would have been left some money from her father's will and from Queen Mary's. Also, no doubt her mother and sister would have helped her privately. However, it would have still been a way of life without many of the luxuries she had been used to as a King's daughter.
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It's very likely that Margaret would have been left some money from her father's will and from Queen Mary's. Also, no doubt her mother and sister would have helped her privately. However, it would have still been a way of life without many of the luxuries she had been used to as a King's daughter.
Margaret was left penniless on King George's death. The bulk of his estate went to the Queen Mother.

That's why she was given a Civil List allowance in 1952, otherwise she would have to live with handouts from her mother and her sister.
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she would have been given a Civil list allowance because she was doing royal duties. I have never heard that she was left penniless.. and evene if George VI had been so remiss, her mother and sister would certainly have helped out...
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Margaret was left penniless on King George's death. The bulk of his estate went to the Queen Mother.

That's why she was given a Civil List allowance in 1952, otherwise she would have to live with handouts from her mother and her sister.
She was not left penniless at all.

She had a trust fund from her grandfather, grandmother and father.

Of course the King left the bulk of his estate to either his wife or his successor as that meant no death duties. Anything he left to Margaret would have been subject to death duties while anything left 'monarch to monarch' is free of death duties (why the present Queen will leave the vast bulk of her estate to Charles - to avoid death duties).

Margaret would always have received a civil list payment as she was the daughter of the King. It was just a matter of timing. The fact that is was 1952 and the king died then is coincidental. The negotiations on the size of the Civil List for Margaret, in post-war austerity Britain, had begun in 1951, in the lead-up to her turning 21 as was normal practice in earlier reigns.
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that's what I thought... Very unlikely that he would have left her badly off...
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It is unlikely she was left penniless. The king knew Elizabeth would have the Estates and duchy to provide for her in the future.
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Thank you for making it clear. Somehow I had the idea she had been left with no money and that was why she was given a Civil List allowance.

On another note, is it true that even Princess Margaret's children had to call her "Your Royal Highness" in public?

I know she would drop friends if they ever failed to address her as Ma'am.
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where do you find this information please? I doubt if Margaret's children were expected to address her as YRH in public
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On another note, is it true that even Princess Margaret's children had to call her "Your Royal Highness" in public?

I know she would drop friends if they ever failed to address her as Ma'am.
That wouldn't surprise me in the least - public life was still very formal in Britain during Margaret's lifetime and she was very conscious of her place in the family as The Queen's only sibling. It's only been in the past few years that The Queen's grandchildren have started to refer to her as "granny" in public - and that has only been Harry, Beatrice, and Eugenie. Prince Charles will occasionally refer to her informally as "mummy" but only for effect - like at the Jubilee. As we saw in the documentary he made for her 90th he personally calls her Mama - with the emphasis on the second syllable. Anne, Andrew, and Edward refer to her as "Her Majesty" or "The Queen" in public as do Sophie, Peter, Zara, and even William. Formality still reigns in public.
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I've never read, in any biography or even newspaper article that Princess Margaret expected her children to call her 'Your Royal Highness' in public. Where are you getting these stories about Princess Margaret's life, finances etc from, Kronprinz?
Margaret was inclined, especially as a younger woman, to expect formality from friends and acquaintances when they addressed her. However, she lived through much more informal times in the 1990's and I just do not believe that she expected her children to call her anything more than 'Mummy' both in public and in private. If you could provide a link from some reputable source that would be great. If not.....
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It is said that she veereds between formality and informality.. with her friends..saying "Call me Margaret" and then going "I'm your Royal Highness" when it suited her. and same with how she allowed people to refer to other royals..
however I agree that I doubt if she expected her children to call her YRH in public.. If they were referring to her to someone else she might expect tehm to say "my Mother Princess M" or "HRH"..
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