How Princess Margaret’s daughter Lady Sarah Chatto was FRIENDS with Princess Diana

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How Princess Margaret’s daughter Lady Sarah Chatto was FRIENDS with Princess Diana

Princess Diana was friends with Princess Margaret’s only daughter Lady Sarah Chatto despite her estranged relationship with the Queen’s sister.

Lady Sarah, who was formerly known as Sarah Armstrong-Jones, even invited the Princess of Wales to her 1994 Royal Wedding despite her marriage woes with Prince Charles.

Both Charles and Diana attended Sarah’s wedding to Daniel Chatto separately – he had admitted adultery the previous month.

But Princess Diana’s invite may have raised the eyebrows of her mother, Princess Margaret, whose friendship with the people’s princess had turned toxic.

Princess Diana attends the wedding of Lady Sarah alone (Image GETTY )
Princess Diana attends the wedding of Lady Sarah alone (Image GETTY )

The Queen’s sister disliked Prince Charles’ ex-wife for the sex scandals and subsequent embarrassment to the Royal Family.

But Sarah, who is now 54, appeared to continue her relationship with mother-of-two Princess Diana.

At the age of 17, Lady Sarah was Princess Diana’s bridesmaid at her Westminster Abbey wedding to Prince Charles.

However just a few years later, Princess Margaret would cut Diana out of her life for good following her controversial interview with Panorama in 1995.

Speaking on BBC documentary ‘Princess Margaret: The Royal Rebel’, Craig Brown, unauthorised biographer of ‘Princes Margaret’, said: “She was always very, very cross with people like Diana or Fergie who got into scandals and so she would never have done a secret interview with Panorama or anything like that.”

Princess Diana's friendship with Princess Margaret turned toxic (Image GETTY )
Princess Diana’s friendship with Princess Margaret turned toxic (Image GETTY )

During the sensational Panorama appearance, the people’s princess admitted adultery and in further shame to Prince Charles said: “There were three of us in the marriage, so it was a bit crowded”.

From that day on, Princess Diana would never be forgiven by the Queen’s sister who wrote her a “wounding and excoriating” letter to blast her behaviour.

And with their estranged relationship left in tatters Princess Diana confirmed the letter in her 1997 bombshell autobiography by Andrew Morton, ‘Diana: Her True Story – In Her Own Words’ by saying Margaret “sent her a furious note of reproof”.

Lady Sarah, the Queen’s niece, studied art and became a professional painter, represented by the Redfern Gallery

Princess Diana and Lady Sarah were friends (Image GETTY )
Princess Diana and Lady Sarah were friends (Image GETTY )

She met her husband on a film set in India where she was working as a wardrobe assistant, and the pair share sons.

Source: EXPRESS CO UK