Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother
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- Silly ass. The land would be much more valuable today.
- On being told that George III had given the Crown lands to Parliament in 1761 in return for a fixed allowance. As quoted in Andrew Duncan, The Reality of Monarchy, p. 181
- It was while Princess Margaret was attending a high-society party in New York that the hostess asked her politely how the Queen was keeping. "Which one?" she is reported to have replied with her typically razor-sharp wit. "My sister, my mother or my husband?"
- From Snowdon: The Biography
- But we can go back further still, for the thing did not start with Princess Anne, either; before her there was Princess Margaret. She, too, was attacked for going on holiday, and indeed for putting on weight, but the main charges, which seem almost incredible today, concerned her choice of men friends - and after, not before, her divorce.
- Bernard Levin, "Uneasy Lies the Head", The Times, 23 January 1989.