Preview – Princess Margaret: the Rebel Royal

Princess Margaret
Picture Shows: Princess Margaret returning to Clarence house. Shortly before announcing her decision not to marry Townsend. Image Credit: BBC/Getty Images.

This two-part programme offers a detailed profile of the Queen’s late younger sister.

Featuring detailed interviews with those who knew her and her official biographers, this first programme looks at how she came second-in-line to the throne after Edward VIII’s abdication, and her doomed relationship with the married Peter Townsend, which she supposedly ended out of “duty”.

Princess Margaret: the Rebel Royal is on BBC Two at 21.00.