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There has been a renewed interest in the life of Princess Margaret because of The Crown. In seasons one and two, Margaret was played by Vanessa Kirby, then in seasons three and four, Helena Bonham Carter took over. HBC’s version of Margaret (the family called her Margo) was more of the tragic, unhappy snob which most people remember, but Kirby’s version – the tragic bombshell, always falling for the wrong men – was right for that era as well. One thing The Crown did do well was capture Margo’s cleverness and vivacity compared to her dull, staid sister, and the show also captured how a thick streak of jealousy ran through the sisters’ relationship throughout their lives. Margo passed away in 2002 and I would guess that the Queen misses her every single day. So, anyway, guess what Andrew Morton’s new book is about? The book is called Elizabeth & Margaret: the Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters. People Magazine spoke to Morton:

As children, Queen Elizabeth — then a princess nicknamed “Lilibet” — and her younger sister, Princess Margaret, were famously described by their father King George VI: “Lilibet is my pride; …read more


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