The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #701  
Old 07-18-2018, 10:57 PM
Queen Claude's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: USA, United States
Posts: 1,083
Yeah the issue is would Edward marry and if he married would his wife be of child-bearing age. For those who kept tabs on such things, as time passed and Edward remained unmarried, the likelihood increased that the crown would pass to the York line. Of course Elizabeth and Margaret could have been bumped down in the line of succession if their parents had a boy, but I recall a documentary mentioning that after Margaret, "there would be no more babies" for the Yorks.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #702  
Old 07-20-2018, 12:40 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,143
in Marg's early childhood, her father was heir presumptive to the throne.. and she and Eliz were his heirs.. so Im sure she was aware of how close she stood ot the throne....and then when she was still a young child, her father actualy became King so of course she knew how close she was to the throne...
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #703  
Old 09-13-2018, 12:51 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterford, United States
Posts: 2,742
Here’s an article about Princess Margaret and a trip she made to Italy when she was 18. Someone actually broke into her room to learn what nail varnish she was wearing! It mentions she was reading a book called Busman’s Honeymoon- this is a Lord Peter Wimsey novel by Dorothy L. Sayers.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...H-wearing.html
__________________
"If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #704  
Old 09-25-2018, 07:58 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,599
Princess Margaret in 1970
http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-pri...-19538346-html
Reply With Quote
  #705  
Old 02-16-2019, 11:02 PM
Dman's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 15,832
The Earl of Snowdon, says it’s time to tell the true story about his late mother.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...rayal-her.html
__________________
"WE CANNOT PRAY IN LOVE AND LIVE IN HATE AND STILL THINK WE ARE WORSHIPING GOD."

A.W. TOZER
Reply With Quote
  #706  
Old 02-17-2019, 05:17 AM
Lilyflo's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: England, United Kingdom
Posts: 1,061
Unfortunately, I think a son would find it difficult to write an objective biography of his mother, particularly if he's determined to show her best side. Of course she had many admirable qualities that were seen by her family & friends but she could also be very selfish, pompous & rude.

The two biographies about her I've most enjoyed are Theo Aronson's 'Princess Margaret' and Craig Brown's 'Ma'am Darling'. The latter shouldn't be read in isolation as it lays bare her worst behaviour.
Reply With Quote
  #707  
Old 02-18-2019, 08:46 PM
Thena's Avatar
Courtier
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chicago, United States
Posts: 547
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilyflo View Post
Unfortunately, I think a son would find it difficult to write an objective biography of his mother, particularly if he's determined to show her best side. Of course she had many admirable qualities that were seen by her family & friends but she could also be very selfish, pompous & rude.
It would be difficult, but not impossible. Lady Pamela Hicks certainly pulled no punches regarding her mother when writing her memoirs.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lilyflo View Post
The two biographies about her I've most enjoyed are Theo Aronson's 'Princess Margaret' and Craig Brown's 'Ma'am Darling'. The latter shouldn't be read in isolation as it lays bare her worst behaviour.
I had a weird reaction to "Ma'am Darling." I was absolutely furious on Margaret's behalf. I realized through reading it that Peter Townsend really preyed on Margaret during a period where she was lonely and vulnerable following the death of her father. And then to learn the extent of Tony Snowdon's gaslighting of Margaret during their marriage made me even angrier. It will be interesting to see how their son writes about their marriage.
Reply With Quote
  #708  
Old 02-18-2019, 09:10 PM
Pranter's Avatar
Imperial Majesty
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 12,028
I have never understood how Margaret, who moved in all those circles, did not realize what all her husband was into, the lifestyles he was involved in, when she married him. I've read a couple biographies that indicate this as well as a more recent documentary.



LaRae
Reply With Quote
  #709  
Old 02-19-2019, 11:04 AM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pranter View Post
I have never understood how Margaret, who moved in all those circles, did not realize what all her husband was into, the lifestyles he was involved in, when she married him. I've read a couple biographies that indicate this as well as a more recent documentary.



LaRae
What was he into exactly? He liked a fun life, he had a lot of affairs.. Im sure Margaret knew about this and she herself was no slouch at having affairs when the marriage broke down
Reply With Quote
  #710  
Old 03-05-2019, 04:22 PM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: An Iarmhí, Ireland
Posts: 27,337
Princess Margaret and her 2 children arriving in London on February 26th,1974

Reply With Quote
  #711  
Old 04-02-2019, 04:59 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,599
Princess Margaret turned 21.
Reply With Quote
  #712  
Old 08-05-2019, 09:28 PM
CyrilVladisla's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 5,599
Antony Armstrong-Jones was not only annoyed with his wife, but also with the servants for running up such large household bills.
Reply With Quote
  #713  
Old 08-05-2019, 10:27 PM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 7,280
I don't know why. It wasn't his money that was solely supporting their household. He had a point if the servants really were being completely extravagant, but surely he knew, before he and Margaret married in 1960, that she had been a King's daughter and was the Queen's sister, and therefore used to a certain standard of living. That included employing a large staff, comparitively speaking.

Tony had lived in a pretty bohemian way in the 1950s in his studio flat near the Thames, but de he really expect Princess Margaret to live in a flat and do her own housework, lol! Surely he knew her better than that!
Reply With Quote
  #714  
Old 08-08-2019, 04:14 AM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curryong View Post
I don't know why. It wasn't his money that was solely supporting their household. He had a point if the servants really were being completely extravagant, but surely he knew, before he and Margaret married in 1960, that she had been a King's daughter and was the Queen's sister, and therefore used to a certain standard of living. That included employing a large staff, comparitively speaking.

Tony had lived in a pretty bohemian way in the 1950s in his studio flat near the Thames, but de he really expect Princess Margaret to live in a flat and do her own housework, lol! Surely he knew her better than that!
I think that Margo went to his flat and probably enjoyed the Bohemian fun of it when they were dating.. and he perhaps thoguth that she was eager to have a simpler more relaxed way of life. But Marg I believe was prone to swivelling..being the fun informal princess at times and then suddenly reverting to "Im the queen's sister and you're a nobody" mode. I suppose Tony was stupid not to realise this.. but - I can see why he mgith have expected her to be a bit more flexible. He probably did find the servants too many and wasteful and Margo too extravagant. ANd I think that he idd in his way have a genuine social conscience and a bit more knowledge of how less fortunate people lived in those days so he found it hard to accept that the RF lived so formally and extravagantly.
Reply With Quote
  #715  
Old 08-21-2019, 01:01 AM
theroyalfly's Avatar
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: May 2019
Location: N/A, Australia
Posts: 1,422
Today in Royal History is the 89th birthday of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon! She died age age 71 on 9 February 2002.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #716  
Old 09-28-2019, 12:20 PM
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Waterford, United States
Posts: 2,742
Funny, interesting, and a bit sad...

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...-lover-me.html

From a book by one of Margaret’s great friends...she introduced Roddy Llewellyn to the Princess.
__________________
"If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.”

Abraham Lincoln
Reply With Quote
  #717  
Old 01-31-2020, 11:41 AM
Serene Highness
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Coastal California, United States
Posts: 1,224
https://www.hellomagazine.com/royalt...-queen-sister/
References a book & TV show.
Reply With Quote
  #718  
Old 04-29-2020, 09:25 AM
Gentry
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Pasig, Philippines
Posts: 77
A lesser known fact: Margaret Thatcher and Princess Margaret regularly exchanged correspondences and it appears that Thatcher is closer to Princess Margaret than to the Queen. Based on available correspondences, it seems that the two share the attribute of being opinionated on political issues. The Queen on the other hand, isn't opinionated about political issues but that's because her job requires her to show neutrality.

The letters between Thatcher and Princess Margaret were reported on The Guardian and ITV.
Reply With Quote
  #719  
Old 06-01-2020, 09:03 AM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: London, United Kingdom
Posts: 6,143
Quote:
Originally Posted by victoriaalix View Post
A lesser known fact: Margaret Thatcher and
The letters between Thatcher and Princess Margaret were reported on The Guardian and ITV.
I watched a documentary about her the other night.. She never comes off well. But I was surprised that Snowdon seems to have been very much a bisexual. He had a lot of affairs with women but quite a few it seems with men as well. but Margo was just a terribly spoiled selfish woman..
Reply With Quote
  #720  
Old 06-02-2020, 06:34 AM
Majesty
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 7,280
Margaret had the same sort of entitled attitudes as Andrew, but of course she had grown up in a time when that was probably more acceptable from royalty. However Snowden was certainly no angel either, and had many affairs since his teens with both sexes. I don't think he was suited to marriage at all. He was never monogamous during any of his marriages or longterm relationships.
__________________

Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
countess of snowdon, princess margaret, wedding


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fürst Adolf of Schwarzenberg and Princess Hilda of Luxembourg - 1930 Marengo Historical Royal Weddings 7 06-14-2020 06:27 PM
Crown Prince Umberto of Italy and Princess Marie José of Belgium - 1930 Marengo Historical Royal Weddings 8 04-27-2020 11:34 AM
The Earl and Countess of Snowdon and Family News 1: January 2017 - JessRulz British Royals 100 02-13-2020 04:57 PM
Death and Funeral of the 1st Earl of Snowdon: January 13 and 20, 2017 Lumutqueen British Royals 84 04-12-2017 01:51 PM




Popular Tags
#royalrelatives #royalgenes abdication althorp anastasia anastasia once upon a time ancestry bangladesh belgian royal belgian royal family chittagong cht clarence house countess of snowdon crown princess victoria diana princess of wales dna dutch history dutch royal family dutch royals emperor facts family tree games habsburg hill historical drama house of bernadotte house of grimaldi house of orange-nassau intro jacobite jewelry jumma kids movie list of rulers lithuania lithuanian palaces mailing mbs mountbatten netherlands nobel prize norway norway history palestine popularity princely family of monaco queen paola random facts rown royal court royal dress-ups royal jewels royal marriage royal re-enactments. royal wedding russian court dress shakespeare snowdon spanish royal spencer family sweden swedish history thailand tracts united states of america unsubscribe videos wittelsbach working royals; full-time royals; part-time royals;


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:38 PM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2020
Jelsoft Enterprises
×