Queen Elizabeth II often gets all of the attention in the royal family. She is the queen, after all. Her sister Margaret is just as interesting as she is, though. Princess Margaret, the late Countess of Snowdon, passed away in 2002. She was 71 years old at the time.
People called Margaret the “royal rebel” because this lady basically did what she wanted. She acted like a true princess and we will never forget her independence and her sassy attitude. Princess Margaret’s life was anything but ordinary. Keep reading to find out why.
A Royal Start To Life
Princess Margaret Rose was born on August 21st, 1930 at Glamis Castle in Scotland. Her closest friends and relatives always called her “Margot.” Before she was born, her parents thought they might be having a boy, so they didn’t have a definite girl’s name in mind for her.
Queen Elizabeth, AKA the Queen Mother, wanted to name her second daughter “Anne,” but King George VI didn’t like that name very much. They both agreed on the name “Margaret.”