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The Crown's Helena Bonham Carter and her "scary" Princess Margaret encounter

The highly-anticipated new series of Netflix’s hit programme The Crown finally has a release date, with an all-new cast appearing on screens November 17, including Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret. And it turns out, the actress has had an interesting run-in with the princess herself. In Entertainment Weekly’s new cover story about the show, Bonham Carter shared that the…
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The Windsor Titles: Earl of Snowdon

The title, Earl of Snowden, was given to Anthony Armstrong-Jones by The Queen in October 1961 – nearly eighteen months after he had married Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Though born in London, his family had a holiday home in North Wales where he…
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Princess Margaret's 21st birthday dress to go on display at V&A

The Christian Dior gown worn by Princess Margaret in her iconic 21st birthday portrait will go on public display when the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition opens 2 February at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). The largest exhibition about the House of Dior ever put on in the UK will feature more than 500 objects from 1947 to the present day. A section called “Dior in…
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Royal Weddings: The wedding of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon

Princess Margaret’s years as a single woman were followed with the most considerable interest in Britain, where there was a great deal of excitement over her choice of husband. It was assumed in 1955 that she would marry Peter Townsend. However, Townsend was a divorcee at a time when the Church of England wouldn’t allow the remarriage of a divorcee with a living former spouse. Princess…
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