Princess Margaret

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Two princesses, a royal dressmaker and a row about a wedding gown
Norman Hartnell’s private documents and scrapbooks detailing furore over Princess Margaret’s wedding dress are up for sale

Vanessa Thorpe

03, Oct, 2021 @7:15 AM

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The Crown: the pleasure, and shock, of seeing the royals as truly human for once | Sarah Ditum
It’s always been easy to see the privilege. But no documentary can match The Crown in evoking the cost of that privilege

Sarah Ditum

15, Nov, 2020 @8:30 AM

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'Charles is very stylish': how The Crown's costume designer brought 1980s to life
Season 4’s wardrobe includes Diana’s Cinderella dress and Thatcher’s power shoulders

Hannah Marriott

13, Nov, 2020 @2:38 PM

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Helena Bonham Carter: ‘Divorce is cruel. But some parts are to be recommended'
She doesn’t believe in a stiff upper lip, or pretending – unless it’s for work. The actor talks about her split with Tim Burton, friendship with Johnny Depp, and playing the Queen’s sister

Hadley Freeman

31, Oct, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'I’m no snowflake': Anne Glenconner on Margaret, marriage and Meghan Markle
The former lady-in-waiting’s memoir is a surprise bestseller. She discusses family tragedy and why Princess Margaret was more fun than people think

Hadley Freeman

20, Mar, 2020 @8:58 AM

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From Meghan Markle to Princess Margaret: books to understand the royal family
Fascinated by the current royal rumpus? Kathryn Hughes picks the best literary insights into the British monarchy

Kathryn Hughes

17, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Oh, do give Boris Johnson a break. After all he’ll do for us, why shouldn’t he jet off to Mustique? | Catherine Bennett
As he girds his loins for the road ahead, a little lotus eating is the ideal preparation

Catherine Bennett

28, Dec, 2019 @6:00 PM

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The royal treatment: the majestic role of fashion in The Crown
By recreating the royals’ outfits and ramping up the glamour, the hit TV drama constantly blurs the line between fact and fiction. That is what makes the show so compelling

Jess Cartner-Morley

20, Nov, 2019 @6:00 AM

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‘What were you thinking of, Johnson?’ What the ghost of Princess Margaret might tell the PM
Helena Bonham Carter says she discussed her part in The Crown with the deceased royal. What advice might Her Royal Highness have for Boris Johnson?

John Crace

07, Oct, 2019 @4:53 PM

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The Crown: Princess Margaret role should have gone to Kathy Burke | Brief letters
Brief letters: Jeremy Corbyn | Offensive language | The Crown | Welsh household meals | Ginger Baker


07, Oct, 2019 @4:50 PM

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Helena Bonham Carter sought Princess Margaret's blessing through psychic
The actor says she discussed her part in The Crown with the deceased royal herself

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

06, Oct, 2019 @9:08 AM

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As The Crown returns, watch out for these milestones
When series three lands this autumn, Rhodesia, the EEC and Margaret Thatcher will be among challenges facing the palace

Kate Williams

18, Aug, 2019 @5:59 AM

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