Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

From Quotes
To love one child and to love all children, whether living or dead—somewhere these two loves come together. To love a no-good but humble punk and to love an honest man who believes himself to be an honest man—somewhere these, too, come together.
Marguerite Duras
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Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon is the second daughter of George VI of the United Kingdom and the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.


  • Her sister Princess Elizabeth, age 10, had informed Princess Margaret, 6, that their uncle Edward VIII had abdicated.
    Margaret: Does this mean you will be the next queen?
    Elizabeth: Yes, someday.
    Margaret: Poor you.
  • Silly ass. The land would be much more valuable today.
    • On being told that George III had given the Crown lands to Parliament in 1761 in return for a fixed allowance. (quoted in Andrew Duncan, The Reality of Monarchy)

"How is the Queen? " "Are you referring to my mother, sister or husband?"

On being asked at a society function in the 1960's about how the Queen was.

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