The Royal Family's Sordid History: Princess Margaret's Love Triangle

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Trapped in a loveless marriage with no escape.

Welcome to the juicy world of royal drama! Today, we're diving into the scandalous love triangle of Princess Margaret, Elizabeth II's younger sister. Poor Margaret, trapped in a loveless marriage and unable to escape the clutches of royal obligation. It's a sad tale, but one that's ripe for juicy entertainment. So grab a cup of tea and a biscuit, and let's delve into the unhappy life of Princess Margaret.

Let us tell you a secret. The members of the royal family also cheat. The only difference is that their mistakes often become known to the whole world. Princess Margaret is remembered as the woman of royal blood who introduced the "tradition" of divorce.

Queen Elizabeth's younger sister has always had a rebellious, wayward character. In the early 50s, she fell head over heels in love with Colonel Peter Townsend of the Royal Air Force.

The feeling was mutual, but the relationship had to be concealed, for Peter was not only a commoner and 15 years older than the princess, but also a married man.

When the love triangle became known to the press, Townsend divorced and proposed to Margaret. The princess needed the permission of her older sister, the queen, until she was 25, and only then she could make her own decisions.

However, the royal family did not like this union, and Margaret was conditioned: if she married Peter, she would lose her royal title and all the income she receives. And so... the princess chose to keep it all.

After parting with Townsend, Margaret married photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. Despite the fact that he too was a commoner, nobody interfered with this marriage. But they were far from being happy. Because, one might say, there was no love between them. That was all just a facade.

Margaret was patient for a long time, but in 1978, after 18 years together, the couple divorced. And it was scandalous, because the reason was cheating: Princess Margaret was caught having an affair with Baronet Roddy Llewellyn.

Today we’ve heard about many cases of divorce in the royal family, but back then it was nonsense. The last person to "dabble" in divorce was Henry VIII, who ruled from 1509 to 1547. The King of England was married six times! Can you imagine?

And then, 400 years later, it was Margaret who decided to be the first of the royals to end the marriage, literally opening Pandora's Box. Thereafter, members of the royal family began, one by one, breaking the unions they no longer wanted to be in.