Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC & Bar (22 November 1914 - 19 June 1995) was a Royal Air Force officer, flying ace, courtier and author. He was Equerry to King George VI from 1944 to 1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1953. Townsend also had a romance with Princess Margaret The Crown and the True History of Princess Margaret's Doomed Romance Princess Margaret with Group Captain Peter Townsend in South Africa during the Royal Tour, in 1947. ullstein bild—ullstein.
Jun 21, 1995 · Group Capt. Peter Townsend, the divorced war hero forced 40 years ago by the royal family and the British Government to end his love affair with Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Margaret, who died at the age of 71, was the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, and was once engaged to Peter Townsend. The romance began in 1947 during the royal tour of South Africa, when. As the royal family marks the 15th anniversary of Princess Margaret's death, here is a look back at the ill-fated love affair between the tempestuous royal and Group Capt. Peter Townsend (at the. Did Princess Margaret really have an affair with Peter Townsend? The first the public knew of the affair was when a perceptive journalist spotted Princess Margaret territorially picking a piece of.
Thanks to an otherwise insignificant detail revealed to Margaret's recent biographer, a hypothesis has arisen that the princess's doomed romance with Peter Townsend may have actually started. Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend, a former Battle of Britain pilot, fell in love when he was an equerry first to George VI and then to Elizabeth II. In 1952 he divorced his wife on the grounds. Princess Margaret, youngest daughter of the Queen Mother Elizabeth, was the subject of much controversy in her day. Read about her on Biography.com Princess Margaret's Affair on The Crown Has a Heartbreaking, The man in question—Captain Peter Townsend, If the younger princess found him delightful, so too did her mother and her.
Inside the moment at Queen Elizabeth II's coronation when Princess Margaret revealed her secret relationship with Peter Townsend The pair wanted to marry and Captain Townsend proposed in 1953, when Princess Margaret was 22. Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend (pictured far left) crossed paths during royal engagements. Image: Getty. Living and socialising in the same circles made it impossible for Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend to avoid one another. Image: Getty Following her divorce from Lord Snowdon in 1978, Princess Margaret reunited with her former love, Peter Townsend, for lunch 30 years after their doomed romance ended. The late Princess Margaret. Played by Vanessa Kirby, the first series charts Princess Margaret's doomed relationship with Peter Townsend, while the second series explores her romance with Antony Armstrong-Jones (who Margaret married in 1960). In the third series of The Crown, which is due to air in 2019, Princess Margaret will be played by Helena Bonham Carter Princess Margaret's personal message, issued from Clarence House, began with these words, I should like it to be known that I have decided not to marry Group Captain Peter Townsend
I simply hadn't the weight, I knew it, to counterbalance all she would have lost, wrote Peter Townsend in his autobiography, Time and Chance. Peter behaved like what he was: a gentleman from. Princess Margaret, who died at the age of 71, was the sister of Queen Elizabeth II, and was once engaged to Peter Townsend. The romance began in 1947 during the royal tour of South Africa, when.
Peter was the King's Equerry. Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend was a Royal Air Force officer, and was Equerry to Princess Margaret's father, King George VI, until the King's death in 1952 Princess Margaret at the British Industries Fair at Olympia, London in 1953. Captain Peter Townsend stands in the background. (Image via Getty) After their marriage was deemed impossible by the Queen, Princess Margaret went onto marry photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones (of the same age) in 1960. They were divorced 18 years later