Princess Margaret and her greatest love, Captain Townsend. He was divorced, and Margaret was told that if she married him,she lost her place in the succession, as well as her income from the civil list. She broke off their romance, but was never a very happy person afterward. Margaret caused her sister , Queen Elizabeth, much headache and worry with her later affairs and rumours of alcohol abuse,later divorce and general unroyal bad behavior.
"Utility" dress, c.1940s. The British government introduced the Utility Clothing Scheme to address the shortage of labor and materials during and after WWII. Silhouettes were kept simple, but many were in fact commissioned from leading designers, such as Hardy Amies and Norman Hartnell.