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Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret

There are many remarkable things in Ma'am Darling, Craig Brown's hilarious biography of Princess Margaret. But one of the most remarkable is a line from the Princess herself about her then husband Lord Snowdon, around the time he was conducting an affair with one Lucy Lindsay-Hogg:

"I would only know he was back at night when I heard him banging around in the bathroom - it was all hours. And he was drinking a lot of vodka in the morning, a bottle of wine at lunch and he even used to take a bottle up to his room afterwards. He was like an alcoholic."

Ah it's a good one all right - he was like an alcoholic…