Queen Elizabeth II gets all of the attention in the royal family but that means her younger sister Margaret has been left behind all her life. Even though she’s always had to take a backseat, Margaret always brought drama, scandal, and carefree nature to the royal family. Princess Margaret, the late Countess of Snowdon, passed away in 2002. She was 71 years old at the time and left behind a legacy as a “royal rebel.”
Margaret acted like a true princess when she needed to, but always kept her independence and sassy attitude. Princess Margaret’s life has been brought even more attention with her portrayal on the hit TV series The Crown. Keep reading to find out what the show got right, and what was exaggerated. You’d be surprised how much was actually true!
Elizabeth II Was Always Going To Be Queen
After their father became king, Margaret was officially a princess. She was only six years old at the time. Margaret and Elizabeth II moved to Buckingham Palace with their parents. Margaret said, “I have as much privacy as a goldfish in a bowl.”
Elizabeth II was older than Margaret, so Margaret always knew that Elizabeth II would become the new British monarch after their father when the time came. Margaret would only become queen if Elizabeth abdicated the throne like King Edward VIII.