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After The Crown: The Real Life of Princess Margaret Post-Series

  • Princess Margaret’s rebellious nature and unconventional marriage were focal points in The Crown Season 3.
  • The season covered her turbulent marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones and her controversial 1965 U.S. tour.
  • Margaret’s struggles with alcohol and her deteriorating relationship with Armstrong-Jones were explored.

The glamorous and rebellious Princess Margaret, Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister, captivated audiences with her portrayal in the critically acclaimed Netflix series The Crown. Season 3 delved into her unconventional marriage to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones and the turbulent years that followed.

Was Princess Margaret’s U.S. Tour a Success or a Scandal?

The Crown - Princess Margarette
The Crown – Princess Margaret

Season 3 of The Crown depicted Margaret’s highly publicized 1965 U.S. tour, which was portrayed as a diplomatic effort to secure financial assistance from President Lyndon B. Johnson. While the show took creative license, suggesting that Margaret charmed Johnson into approving a loan to Britain, historical accounts paint a different picture.

According to Time, Margaret’s 20-day tour, spanning San Francisco, Los Angeles, Washington, and New York, was initially a private visit before evolving into a series of official engagements at the British government’s request. The princess and Armstrong-Jones mingled with celebrities like Elizabeth Taylor and Frank Sinatra, garnering significant public attention. However, their lavish exploits and partying behavior drew criticism from observers back in the UK, with some denouncing the expensive trip as insensitive to the nation’s economic struggles.

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The Turbulent Marriage and Struggles of Princess Margaret

The Crown
The Crown

The Crown also explored the deteriorating relationship between Margaret and Armstrong-Jones, portraying their explosive arguments, infidelities, and Margaret’s struggles with alcohol. In real life, rumors of Armstrong-Jones’ affairs with fashion models circulated, and the couple’s disagreements were marked by his dismissive and demeaning behavior towards Margaret.

The princess reportedly turned to alcohol to cope with the boredom and depression that plagued her royal life. Actress Helena Bonham Carter, who portrayed Margaret in the series, described her as “removed” and “remote,” likely due to her struggles with depression and drinking.

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As the series depicted, Armstrong-Jones’ affair with Lucy Lindsay-Hogg, who later became his second wife, was a pivotal event in the couple’s divorce in 1978, after years of separation and turmoil.

Season 3 of The Crown premiered on Netflix on November 17, 2019.

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