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Princess Margaret still found Peter Townsend “charming” after 30 years

After her divorce from Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon in 1978, Princess Margaret met her former love, Peter Townsend, for lunch 30 years after their romance ended. Princess Margaret told her close friend Lady Glenconner what she thought of Peter after the lunch. “Peter Townsend came to lunch with her and I said: “What was [read more]

Book Reviews

Book News February 2018

The King Who Had To Go: Edward VIII, Mrs. Simpson and the Hidden Politics of the Abdication Crisis Paperback – 4 September 2018 (US) & 1 February 2018 (UK) How does the machinery of government respond when a King steps out of line? The relationship between Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson created a constitutional crisis that [read more]

Book Reviews

Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown Book Review

From our funniest writer, a portrait of our most talked-about royal She made John Lennon blush and Marlon Brando clam up. She cold-shouldered Princess Diana and humiliated Elizabeth Taylor. Andy Warhol photographed her. Jack Nicholson offered her cocaine. Gore Vidal revered her. John Fowles hoped to keep her as his sex-slave. Dudley Moore propositioned her. [read more]