Royal FEUD: ‘Unforgiving’ Princess Margaret in SHOCKING snub at Princess Diana’s funeral
The Queen’s sister “wouldn’t let her children talk” to Princess Diana and “turned over magazines” with her face on the cover, a royal biographer has revealed.
The revelations have been disclosed in an extraordinary Royal biography, Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret, written by Craig Brown.
Princess Margaret had initially welcomed Diana into the family with open arms – but was quick to shun the People’s Princess after her divorce.
In a shocking disclosure, Mr Brown claims Princess Margaret did not even bow her head when Princess Diana’s coffin passed by at the funeral.
He told Fox News: “Margaret offered only the most cursory of nods, almost as though she were warding off a fly.”
The Queen’s sister didn’t want the flag to fly at half-mast at Buckingham Palace and “scoffed” at the idea of a statue of Diana being erected outside Kensington Palace, he added.
Mr Brown claimed: “She said, ‘I’m not having that woman outside my bedroom window.’
“She was a very difficult woman.”
Princess Margaret held a bitter grudge against the People’s Princess because she considered the way Diana publicly spoke about her divorce a personal betrayal, Mr Brown said.
Mr Brown said Princess Margaret was seething after watching Diana’s 1995 interview, in which she openly spoke about Prince Charles’s affair with the Duchess of Cornwall.
He said: “She wasn’t keen on others misbehaving.
“Broadcasting your feelings to the world without a warning was considered an amazing kind of betrayal even if what Diana was alleging was true.
“Margaret was very unforgiving.
“She wouldn’t even have magazines with Diana’s face on the cover nearby.
“She would turn them over. And she wouldn’t let her children talk to her.
“These were all Royals living in Kensington Palace.
“But if you crossed swords with Princess Margaret, she was a very unforgiving type.
“Even if Diana had lived for another 30 years, she wouldn’t have spoken to her.”
The divorce of Princess Diana and Charles, Prince of Wales, eventually went through in 1996 – just one year before Diana’s tragic death in August 1997.
Source: EXPRESS CO UK