Queen erupted at Prime Minister after she ‘reached end of her tether’ | Royal | News (Reports)


Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon had one of the Royal Family’s more dramatic relationships after getting married in 1960 and divorcing 18 years later in 1978. Christopher Warwick, Margaret’s official biographer, revealed that the Queen approached Prime Minister James Callaghan to ask him what to do about her sister. Speaking to the British Royal documentary, Princess Margaret: The Queen of Mustique, he revealed what was said.

Mr Warwick said: “The media were already making much of the breakdown in the Snowden’s marriage.”

An insider added: “It wasn’t just the media who were concerned.

“Her sister, Queen Elizabeth, has reached the end of her tether.”

Mr Warwick continued: “The Queen had said to Prime Minister James Callaghan words to the effect of, ‘what are we going to do about my sister’s gutter snipe life?'”

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Margaret began seeing Lord Snowdon in secret according to his authorised biographer Anne de Courcy.

She told the Telegraph: “Nobody knew about their relationship, there wasn’t a whisper about it.

“She would see him in secret at his studio and yes, he would join her at parties, but no one could pinpoint which man she was interested in.

“The press focused more on the ones who were seen to be eligible.

“Despite this tension, they had remained close.”

Lady Anne Glenconner, a Lady-in-Waiting to Margaret and one of her best friends, gave her own insight into the relationship.

She said: “Princess Margaret adored the Queen, and was always very loyal.

“She always talked and was very proud of what the Queen had done and all that.

“During the break-up of Princess Margaret’s marriage to Anthony Armstrong Jones, the Queen had been a great support.

“The children used to go and stay with her a lot.”


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