After the success of the Netflix series The Crown, British Royalty has undoubtedly furthered its popularity in the media. The series began under the reign of George VI, which allowed the audience to get to know a young Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret. Actress Vanessa Kirby’s portrayal of a young Margaret made her a fan favourite.
Kirby breathed new life into Princess Margaret. New generations found the Queen’s sister to be captivating. Audiences want more. The BBC just announced that fans will get what they desire because a new two-part documentary about the life of Princess Margaret is in the works.
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The Telegraph reported that the BBC series will examine Margaret as a woman “whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed Britain’s during the 20th century … This deeply personal account reveals how Princess Margaret’s character combined the rebellious force of modernity and a deep respect for tradition”. The documentary will include accounts from childhood friend Lady Anne Glenconner, authors Anne de Courcy, Christopher Warwick, and Craig Brown, along with Caribbean bar owner Basil Charles.
Charles recently commented that Margaret, “was a trailblazer, she was a little bit of a rebel. She wanted to have the [royal] life but she also wanted to have a normal life.” Margaret was the first royal to wed a commoner in over 400 years, making her a polarising pioneer for change.
Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret on the Netflix series The Crown. Photo credit: Netflix.
No word on when the documentary will air, but the series will surely fascinate audiences will Margaret’s rebelliousness and devastating love life. Until the release of the documentary, fans can watch Helena Bonham Carter pick up where Kirby left off in Season 2 by putting her own spinning on the portrayal of Princess Margaret, which is set to air in 2019.