May 1960 - when Princess Margaret wed Lord Snowdon it was the first Royal wedding to ever be televised. She wore a dress made of white silk organza designed by Norman Hartnell who had also created her sister, Queen Elizabeth’s, bridal gown.
A very contrary Princess - why did the charming Margaret turn into the most unpopular royal?
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.
Princess Margaret-1930-2002, was a glamorous beauty and independent spirit. Her troubled private life aroused worldwide sympathy and constant controversy when she publicly renounced Group Capt. Peter Townsend, the royal equerry she loved but could not marry because he was divorced. Her marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones ended in the first divorce in the royal family in 400 years