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New Princess Margaret Documentary Will Explore the Late Royal's 'Life and Loves'

The two-part BBC program promises to tell the true story behind The Crown's drama.
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A new documentary about Princess Margaret promises to bring the true story behind The Crown to light.

According to the Telegraph, the two-part BBC production, which will air in both the US and the UK features commentary on Margaret's life from her childhood friend and lady-in-waiting Lady Anne Glenconner as well as Basil Charles, the former owner of Basil’s Bar on Mustique, the island in the Caribbean where Margaret spent her holidays.

“She was a trailblazer, she was a little bit of a rebel. She wanted to have the [royal] life but she also wanted to have a normal life,” Charles reportedly says in the series.

Craig Brown, the author of the biography Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret also appears in the program.

The Telegraph reports that the BBC has categorized the documentary as a "'compelling' profile of a woman 'whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed Britain’s during the 20th century… this deeply personal account reveals how Princess Margaret’s character combined the rebellious force of modernity and a deep respect for tradition."

A premiere date for the series has yet to be announced.


Helena Bonham Carter as Princess Margaret in The Crown’s third season.

Victoria Kirby's performance as a young Princess Margaret in The Crown has reignited interest in the Queen's late sister, but for season three of the Netflix show, Margaret will be played by Helena Bonham Carter, as the entire cast is changing over. The series won't return until 2019, but the new season will reportedly cover the years from 1964 to 1976, and will include the end of Princess Margaret's tumultuous marriage to Antony Armstrong-Jones.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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