Queen Elizabeth II‘s solely sister Princess Margaret developed fairly the popularity when she was alive. Her wild methods earned her the nickname “party princess” whereas the way in which she handled her staffers had them utilizing “Her Rude Highness” behind her again.
Here’s extra on that, plus the nickname the Countess of Snowdon gave herself and demanded her pals name her.
Princess Margaret staffers thought she was too demanding
Author Anne de Courcy wrote in Vanity Fair that Margaret handled “those who looked after her inconsiderately and with maddening demands that often caused endless extra work.”
In the documentary Royal Servants Peter Russell, who was a palace aide between 1954 and 1968, described working for Princess Margaret as “difficult.” He claimed that she thought it was completely positive to make use of her staffers as human ashtrays as a result of she couldn’t be bothered with looking for a spot to flick her ashes. Russell revealed that the princess would have somebody comply with her round always and maintain an ashtray of their fingers for her to make use of.
And within the biography Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret, journalist Craig Brown detailed how the princess would get very aggravated if anybody tried to go away a room earlier than her. If she caught somebody doing it she would bark, “No one leaves my presence until I give them permission to do so.”
Margaret even had a selected demand for her pals to comply with too
In Brown’s ebook, he additionally revealed that the countess had a reputation for herself that she needed these near her to name her. It was “Ma’am Darling.”
Brown famous that the rationale Margaret thought she must be addressed that method was easy: So nobody would ever neglect her royals standing.
“I am unique. I am the daughter of a king and the sister of a queen,” the princess acknowledged.
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Prince Charles additionally insisted that his pals confer with him a selected method
Margaret isn’t the one royal who demanded she be addressed a sure method by her pals. Prince Charles additionally has most popular method his closest friends ought to greet him.
According to royal professional Catherine Mayer, the long run king likes his pals to bow to him and name him “sir.” This applies to all his staffers as effectively. In the documentary Kate: The Making of a Modern Queen, Mayer spoke concerning the older protocol Charles nonetheless desires despite the fact that different royals have moved away from it.
“The young royals have dispensed with some of it in the way that Prince Charles, for example, has not. He still insists that not only his staff call him ‘sir’ and curtsy or bow, but also many of his friends do,” Mayer mentioned.
It’s even been reported that the Prince of Wales had Princess Diana confer with him that method as effectively. In The Royal Wives of Windsor, biographer Andrew Morton revealed that Diana needed to name Charles “sir” and was solely permitted to make use of his first identify after they bought married.