Royal Family News: Princess Margaret’s Former Lady-in-Waiting Writes About Life with Royal Family
Royal Family news reveals that Princess Margaret’s former Lady-in-Waiting is set to publish a new book in which she describes Queen Elizabeth as a “wonderful” sister to Margaret. Read on and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News: Lady-in-Waiting Describes First Meeting Princess Margaret
Royal Family news reveals that, according to The Independent, Lady Anne Glenconner’s second memoir about her life among the Royal Family is soon to be published.
Glenconner, who served as Princess Margaret’s lady-in-waiting and confidante for 30 years, said that Queen Elizabeth was “wonderful” to her sister. Speaking on ITV’s This Morning, Monday, the 90-year-old former lady-in-waiting recalled first meeting Princess Margaret, saying, “I was three, she was five, and the minute I saw her, I knew she was my type of friend.”
So Much Left to Say
“I remember we were tricycling around the marble hall, and the Queen came downstairs and said, ‘Anne and Margaret, what are you doing!’” she said, adding, “The Queen was always looking after Princess Margaret – she was a wonderful sister.”
The comments come ahead of the publication of her second memoir Whatever Next? Lessons from an Unexpected Life. She reportedly said she wrote the second book because there was “so much more to say” about her life with the Royal family.
“The reason I wrote another book was because there was so much I left out of Lady in Waiting,” she explained. “I was so angry, because a book had been written about Princess Margaret which was so untrue, so I wanted to write one… she was a great friend to me.”
A Comparison of Two Historic Coronations
Glenconner, who was a maid of honor at Queen Elizabeth’s coronation, 70 years ago, also shared some thoughts on King Charles III’s coronation, planned for Saturday, May 6 at Westminster Abbey.
“I’m devoted to King Charles… I think the coronation will be much smaller, I don’t think there’ll ever be a coronation like the one I took part in,” she said, adding, “It was just after the war, and I think that made a difference. Suddenly, this explosion of color.”’
Recalling carrying Queen Elizabeth’s train while preparing to leave for the coronation she said she “looked around and said, ‘Ready girls?’”.
On a More Personal Note
In her new book, Glenconner reportedly opens up about her bout with domestic violence at the hands of her husband Colin Tennant. She writes that one beating was so bad that she permanently lost hearing in one of her ears.
He reportedly told her, early on in their marriage which began in 1956, that he was going to “break” her. Be sure and pick up a copy of the book Whatever Next? Lessons from an Unexpected Life. Stay up to speed on this and all royally related stories. Return here often for more Royal Family news and updates.