Camilla scraps position of lady-in-waiting at Buckingham Palace

Camilla scraps position of lady-in-waiting at Buckingham Palace

Camilla scraps position of lady-in-waiting at Buckingham Palace: ‘Unfussy’ Queen consort brings an end to a centuries-old tradition, but will retain six ‘Queen’s Companions’ Ladies-in-waiting combined the roles of companion, adviser and secretary But in Queen Consort Camilla’s approach, they will be replaced by six aides  The ‘Queen’s Companions’ will receive a nominal fee to … Read more

The Crown’s portrayal of the Royal Family is ‘complete fantasy’ says Lady Anne Glenconner

The Crown’s portrayal of the Royal Family is ‘complete fantasy’ says Lady Anne Glenconner

The Crown’s portrayal of the Royal Family is ‘complete fantasy’ and ‘so unfair’, Lady Anne Glenconner, the late Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting, has said. The socialite, 90, who was a maid of honour at Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation, told BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour that the show ‘just makes me so angry’.  She said: ‘The trouble is that people, especially in … Read more

The Crown’s portrayal of Princess Margaret was ‘disappointing’

The Crown’s portrayal of Princess Margaret was ‘disappointing’

Lady Anne Glenconner, who was Princess Margaret’s friend and lady-in-waiting throughout her life, opened up about The Crown on today’s This Morning.  The royal aide, who turned 90 this year and has been making waves with her explosive new book Whatever Next, told Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield that Netflix doesn’t need to ’embroider’ the … Read more

The Crown recreates late Queen’s walkabout with Princess Margaret among crowds celebrating VE Day 

The Crown recreates late Queen’s walkabout with Princess Margaret among crowds celebrating VE Day 

We meet again! The Crown recreates late Queen’s famous secret walkabout with her sister Princess Margaret among crowds celebrating VE Day By Imogen Horton For The Daily Mail Published: 22:27 GMT, 20 November 2022 | Updated: 22:44 GMT, 20 November 2022 Excitedly hurrying arm in arm down The Mall, this is the moment a young … Read more

The Crown season five covers a tumultuous, scandalous period for the royals in the 1990s. But how much of it is true?

The Crown season five covers a tumultuous, scandalous period for the royals in the 1990s. But how much of it is true?

While writer Peter Morgan has always stressed his hit TV show is fiction inspired by real events, there’s no question The Crown works very hard to look and feel as close to the truth as possible.  It’s a clever deception. The actors embody their roles intently and while they may not all be doppelgangers for … Read more

An American Art Critic’s 70-Year Love Affair With Rome

An American Art Critic’s 70-Year Love Affair With Rome

The New York–born critic and photographer Milton Gendel (1918–2018) lived in Rome for the last 70 years of his life, a quiet man observing the international swirl of artists, writers, aristocrats, and socialites of which he was himself a part—not to mention the ordinary hubbub of Roman life. Gendel died in 2018, not long before … Read more

Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones pays tribute to her grandmother Princess Margaret in white fur coat

Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones pays tribute to her grandmother Princess Margaret in white fur coat

Fit for a princess! Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones pays tribute to her grandmother Princess Margaret as she wears white fur coat to Tatler’s Little Black Book party in London 20-year-old wore a bespoke Michael Kors coat inspired by her grandmother Princess Margaret famously wore a white fur coat to film premiere in 1951 71 years on, … Read more

The Crown made it look as if I ‘pimped’ for Princess Margaret

The Crown made it look as if I ‘pimped’ for Princess Margaret

Lady Glenconner’s electrifying new memoir, serialised in the Mail and Mail on Sunday, has told of the physical abuse she suffered at the hands of her late husband, Colin Tennant. Today, she explains how being a lady-in-waiting to Princess Margaret provided a vital escape from her marriage — and gave her an unrivalled insight into … Read more

Susannah Constantine recalls Princess Margaret dancing to reggae and letting her stay at the Palace

Susannah Constantine recalls Princess Margaret dancing to reggae and letting her stay at the Palace

My childhood, split between Kensington in West London and our rented country house on the estate of Belvoir Castle in Lincolnshire, was distinctly privileged, though something of a gilded cage for women. The rules of my class meant the only thing I was prepared for by the time I got to 21, in 1983, was … Read more