Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

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Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon (21 August 19309 February 2002) was the second daughter of George VI of the United Kingdom and the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.


  • 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. As quoted in Andrew Duncan, The Reality of Monarchy, p. 181
  • It was while Princess Margaret was attending a high-society party in New York that the hostess asked her politely how the Queen was keeping. "Which one?" she is reported to have replied with her typically razor-sharp wit. "My sister, my mother or my husband?"
    • From Snowdon: The Biography

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