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Old 06-02-2020, 06:46 AM
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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.
No, I get the impression that they were both selfish and flighty, and it seems the marriage had very few good years.. they were boht at each other's throats, having revenge affairs and rows all the time. I don't know if M was aware that he was bisexual when they married..(Perhaps it did come as a shcok to her though I can't believe it was a shock that he had other women...)

Snowdon did have something of a social conscience, which does not seem to have ever troubled Margaret.. There's really not much one can say about her that's favourable.
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Old 06-02-2020, 08:19 AM
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When you read Lady Anne Glenconnor's book "Lady in Waiting", a different side of Margaret is shown, by someone who knew her really well. Margaret's life was unfulfilled but there are good things about her.
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Old 06-02-2020, 10:10 AM
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Yes, I'm sure she had a good and caring side as almost all human beings do. She did especially well with her Lighthouse AIDS charity. Life dealt Margaret several blows, bad health in her last years, that long very unhappy love affair in her twenties which left its mark, and a marriage which started off well and then became an absolute nightmare.
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Old 06-03-2020, 06:01 AM
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Yes, I'm sure she had a good and caring side as almost all human beings do. She did especially well with her Lighthouse AIDS charity. Life dealt Margaret several blows, bad health in her last years, that long very unhappy love affair in her twenties which left its mark, and a marriage which started off well and then became an absolute nightmare.
I think that Diana's work for Lighthouse was certainly better known than Margaret's, and her "caring side" was limited. She did charity work but that's part of the royal role...
I agree Snowdon was not a great husband but I don't think she was the world's best wife and they problaby weren't suited to each other...
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:20 AM
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When you read Lady Anne Glenconnor's book "Lady in Waiting", a different side of Margaret is shown, by someone who knew her really well. Margaret's life was unfulfilled but there are good things about her.
Can I ask what you mean by "unfulfilled"?
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Old 06-15-2020, 01:43 AM
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I think that Diana's work for Lighthouse was certainly better known than Margaret's, and her "caring side" was limited. She did charity work but that's part of the royal role...
I agree Snowdon was not a great husband but I don't think she was the world's best wife and they problaby weren't suited to each other...
That's simple. Diana was the young attractive princess of Wales. Only in her late 20's and a fashion icon when she made her 'shake the hands' visit and after. She was the 'style icon', wife of the future king and so on.

Princess Margaret was in her 50's. Past her prime for media attention. When her sister's kids became adults, her spotlight dimmed a great deal. She was easily out shone by Diana and even Fergie in those days. They were the young fashionable exciting royals to follow.

Like Anne cant compete with the likes of Kate for media attention, Margaret was over shadowed. That in no way downplays the work she did with Lighthouse. Sadly because of the shallow attention of magazines and readers, it didn't get as much attention as Diana.

As for the 'she did charity work but that was part of her role' same can be said for Diana, Kate and any other royal lady.
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Old 06-15-2020, 07:11 AM
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Can I ask what you mean by "unfulfilled"?
Roderick, she had a mind that couldn't find an outlet that would have given her a job/role that would have satisfied her.

In a way I think she resembles Harry losing Diana, in that the early death of Margaret's father seems to have hit her harder than it did Elizabeth; not that Elizabeth loved her father any the less, but she had a husband and children for support, and a role which took up all her time. Margaret had only her grief.

It's the perennial problem of the spares but at least now they have available a proper education and more chances and possibilities in the world.
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Old 06-15-2020, 11:35 AM
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Roderick, she had a mind that couldn't find an outlet that would have given her a job/role that would have satisfied her.

In a way I think she resembles Harry losing Diana, in that the early death of Margaret's father seems to have hit her harder than it did Elizabeth; not that Elizabeth loved her father any the less, but she had a husband and children for support, and a role which took up all her time. Margaret had only her grief.

It's the perennial problem of the spares but at least now they have available a proper education and more chances and possibilities in the world.
I can't imagine that Margaret wanted a job, and as a Royal she did have a role..
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