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Princess Margaret & Peter Townsend

When Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend first met, she was only 14 years old and he had just been appointed as the Court equerry. Nine years later, the beautiful New Look icon and the seductive captain were pursuing a passionate romance that raised constitutional and ecclesiastical issues as the Queen sister was in love with a divorcee at a time when such a situation was still a major mark of shame. Upsetting the royal family and the government, their relationship only rejoiced Winston Churchill who declared: ‘What a delightful match. A lovely young Royal lady married to a gallant young airman, safe from the perils and horrors of war.’ Despite the feelings the couple shared, Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend decided to end their relationship that had become too much of a burden for the young woman who could not deny her position and her lover who could not negate his past. Princess Margaret released a historic statement asserting her decision and promptly became the beautiful tragic heroine of a contradicted love story - drowning her sorrows in London’s fancy nightclubs and restaurants as well as in the arms of a certain Mick Jagger.

Tags / Princess Margaret & Peter Townsend - Muses - Lovers - Historical - Royalty - Passion - Scandal
Group Captain Peter Townsend
Group Captain Peter Townsend
Margaret and Peter Townsend (first and second from the right)
Margaret and Peter Townsend (first and second from the right)
Margaret and Peter Townsend
Margaret and Peter Townsend
Margaret and Peter Townsend
Margaret and Peter Townsend
Princess Margaret photographed the month when Peter Townsend and her decided to part
Princess Margaret photographed the month when Peter Townsend and her decided to part
Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret
Margaret and Peter Townsend
Margaret and Peter Townsend
Peter Townsend
Peter Townsend
Peter Townsend
Peter Townsend
Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret
Princess Margaret
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