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Old 10-07-2012, 01:37 AM
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:01 AM
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KGB finally admits it bugged the Royal Family by placing listening devices in Princess Margaret's ashtray
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Soviet spies have admitted using bugging devices on the Royal Family and former British Prime Minister Harold Wilson. Secret agents from the KGB targeted Princess Margaret in the 1960s, attaching listening aids to her lighter, cigarette case, ashtrays and telephones. According to the Sunday Express, they homed in on the Princess during a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark in 1964.
Knowing how KGB operated, this doesn't surprise me in the least. In fact, I would be extremely surprised if all senior political figures (royal families included) of all more or less important countries weren't bugged at some point. KGB was very efficient in that respect.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:38 PM
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I too am not surprised and I am sure that the RF knew or at least suspected this was happening and took some precautions - just as I hope all senior political figures do today as I believe that there are many agencies with the capability and desire to bug many places.
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How Princess Margaret roughed it with only 4 courses and no caviar | Mail Online
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Princess Margaret married the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey on the 6th of May 1960.


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Old 09-29-2013, 05:06 PM
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So I am curious, what ever happened to the Princess Margarets supposed love child? He was supposedly given permission to see her will or something? Anyone hear what the outcome was?
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Dman - thankyou for the link to that radio interview ["Desert Island Discs"] with Princess Margaret, above at post #221 - it was absolutely delightful to hear her speak and to learn a little about her.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:08 PM
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So I am curious, what ever happened to the Princess Margarets supposed love child? He was supposedly given permission to see her will or something? Anyone hear what the outcome was?
He won the right to go to court to fight to be able to see the will in February 2008 but lost that case.

He was reportedly going to then try to use Freedom of Information to access the wills.
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Margaret was cheated out of a good life. Of course, she should have said good-bye and married Peter Townsend. Status was too important to her. Her, "supposed", child should run. Except the money would be great.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:55 PM
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Wow. While scrolling up to the top of the page after reading the latest posts in this thread, I had to do a double take on this picture. Is it just me or is there a remarkable resemblance between Margaret and Anne?
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Wow. While scrolling up to the top of the page after reading the latest posts in this thread, I had to do a double take on this picture. Is it just me or is there a remarkable resemblance between Margaret and Anne?
Oh, yeah, I see it.
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Thanks Iluvbertie. Whatever happened to him then? Is he still around and is he still trying to get something out of all of it?
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:57 PM
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It seems that Mr Brown has had some success Robert Brown wins legal victory in bid to see Princess Margaret's will | Mail Online

He has been granted permission to seek judicial review of a refusal to allow him access under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOI) to documents he says show there was a 'secret judicial process' for sealing Royal wills. Giving him leave, Mr Justice Phillips said at London's High Court that there were 'compelling' constitutional reasons to allow Mr Brown's legal challenge to go ahead - and that was not altered by a past Court of Appeal observation that Mr Brown's claim to be Princess Margaret's son was 'scandalous and irrational'. The Judge said the case gave rise 'to important points of principle and practice' regarding open justice and the public interest.

Further reading of the article makes it clear that this is not saying that he has any claim but rather that the sealing of the wills and the ruling of other courts etc may not have been correct.

Mr Brown can now appeal to have a judicial review of his application to see the wills - no guarantee that he will have that application granted but he can now basically apply again.
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More on Mr Brown from the BBC

BBC News - Jersey man wins royal parentage victory
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This has to be about the stupidest thing I've ever seen, IMO.
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Old 12-22-2013, 03:54 PM
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There are two issues here though:

1. the man making the claim to be Margaret's son - probably a little 'mad'

2. the legality of the way in which the wills are dealt with - and that is what the courts have ruled on - that maybe the wills shouldn't have been sealed and should have been made public like everybody else's wills

This decision has nothing to do with #1 and all to do with #2.
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There are two issues here though:

1. the man making the claim to be Margaret's son - probably a little 'mad'

2. the legality of the way in which the wills are dealt with - and that is what the courts have ruled on - that maybe the wills shouldn't have been sealed and should have been made public like everybody else's wills

This decision has nothing to do with #1 and all to do with #2.
I agree Iluvbertie - sometimes the easiest way to shut someone up is to let them see they have not been deceived. Sun Tzu calls it letting water flow downhill.
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Princesse Margaret : Son prétendu fils caché veut révéler les secrets royaux

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It seems to me a simple DNA test could end this discussion permanently. If he wont take it that tells you something. If the Palace wont give M's DNA that tells you something else!
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The Palace cannot place themselves in a position whereby they find it necessary to respond to every nut job out there. It was one thing to prove the connection with the DOE and the Russian royal family but quite another to set a precedent where they must respond to every cuckoo in the land. :)
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