Princess Margaret: the rock ’n’ roll princess

Princess Margaret was an almost impossibly glamorous symbol of Britain's postwar journey from austerity to modernity. But then Britain hit the buffers – and so did Margaret's fortunes. Dominic Sandbrook asks, where did it all go wrong for Queen Elizabeth's younger sister?

Princess Margaret attends the premiere of Captain Horatio Hornblower, Leicester Square, 1951. (Photo by Ron Burton/Keystone/Getty Images)

This article was first published in the October 2018 edition of BBC History Magazine

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