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Princess Margaret's Life In Pictures

A fan of The Crown? Here's a look at the royal life of Queen Elizabeth's younger sister.
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Known as the fun-loving member of the royal family, Princess Margaret spent her life in the spotlight alongside her sister, Queen Elizabeth II. Take a peek at the glamorous life of the princess, from her royal childhood, her controversial romance with Peter Townsend, and her marriage to the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.


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A 1930 portrait of the Duchess of York (the future Queen Mother) with her daughter Princess Margaret Rose.


Princess Elizabeth riding her new tricycle in the park with her sister in the pram and nanny in 1932.


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The future Queen Elizabeth II, age six, hugs her younger sister Princess Margaret, age two.


Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 1933.


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The royal family in the 1930s.


In 1932, the future King and Queen with their daughters, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, watch a parade of Boy Scouts at Windsor castle in Berkshire.


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Princess Margaret is held by her grandmother Queen Mary on the balcony of Buckingham palace in 1935.


The royal family takes their corgi for a walk in 1935.


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Royal sisters Elizabeth and Margaret play with the family dog in the garden.


King George V and Queen Elizabeth on their Coronation Day in 1937 alongside Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.


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In 1938, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret visit the penguins at the London Zoo.


A picture of the princess after her first ride on the London Underground in May 1939.


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Princess Margaret plays the piano at the Royal Lodge in 1940.


The sisters picking daffodils in the grounds of the Royal Lodge during April 1940.


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Princess Margaret reads on the sofa at Windsor Castle in June 1940 with Jane the family corgi.


Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth painting in the school room of Buckingham Palace in June 1940.


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Princess Margaret and her father on horseback around 1940.


Queen Elizabeth and her daughters pose in the gardens of Windsor Castle in July 1941.


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Princess Margaret Rose in July 1941.


In December 1941, Princess Margaret plays the role as Cinderella and Princess Elizabeth as Prince Charming for a pantomime at Windsor Castle.


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Princess Margaret in her girl guide uniform in Frogmore, Windsor, England in April 1942.


The royal family at Buckingham Palace in May 1942.


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Queen Elizabeth II and sister Princess Margaret during the summer of 1942.


Princess Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret riding bicycles in 1942.


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A photo of the royal family taken in July 1946.


Princess Margaret stepping out in London.


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In June 1945, Princess Margaret and Princess Elizabeth arrive at Windsor great park in England for a tree planting ceremony commemorating the work done by the British Agriculture fort the Red Cross.


In the late 1940s in London.


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Princess Margaret in Buckingham Palace, 1946.


The royal family in November 1948.


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Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret take a walk in November 1949.


Princess Margaret at the RAF Air Display at Farnborough, Hampshire, 1950.


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Princess Margaret attends the premiere of the film Captain Horatio Hornblower, April 1951.


Princess Margaret attending a wedding in 1953.


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Princess Margaret waves from inside a car, October 1955.


Arriving in London during November 1956 to attend an exhibition of work by disabled ex-servicemen.


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Princess Margaret taken on her 26th birthday.


Princess Margaret during her East African tour in 1956.


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The Queen Mother, Princesses Margaret and Prince Charles leaving Buckingham Palace in June 1957.


Princess Margaret arrives in Canada in August 1958.


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Princess Margaret on the May 1960 cover of Town & Country.


Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones on the day they announced their engagement in February 1960.

For photos of Princess Margaret's wedding, moments with Princess Diana, and her official visits, click on the gallery below.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors. All photos are from Getty. 

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