Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal

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Review

Princess Margaret remains a fascinating figure partly because of the enigma she represents. Should we picture her as the stylish rebel princess who spent the 1970s in the Caribbean having beach parties on Mustique and flirting with Roddy Llewellyn? Or was she the imperious royal wit with a sharp tongue and a snobbish eye for any perceived slight?

In the conclusion of this well-appointed two-part documentary, friends and commentators explore her life from the 1960s onwards, as the mystique of the royal family was gradually being eroded and Margaret’s lifestyle became the lightning rod for republican attacks on the monarchy.

Summary

Part two of two. Experts analyse the Princess's marriage to Lord Snowdon at the start of the 1960s. At home with celebrities and artists, they're riding the wave of a cultural and sexual revolution that's transforming Britain. The mystique of monarchy is being increasingly undermined by the emergence of a more open and egalitarian society.

Cast & Crew

Director Hannah Berryman
Executive Producer Chris Granlund
Producer Hannah Berryman
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