Lord Snowdon, the husband of the late princess, will sell 50 prints of the photographs Tuesday at the Chris Beetles gallery in Mayfair -- including the nude photo he initially had not planned to offer -- the Times of London reported. The sale of the nude photo has reportedly increased the rift between the society photographer and his son, Lord Linley, which has been strained since Linley auctioned several of the princess' former possessions without contacting his father. The paper said the photo represents the playful side that Princess Margaret showed around the time of her divorce from Snowdon inyears before becoming a notorious stickler for royal protocol.
Long before we were all obsessed with Meghan Markle, another royal stood in the glaring spotlight. Though she was a fascinating figure, Princess Margaret was never beloved. She had to be nearly dragged about to do any public service.
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And, it seems, it could also have been the scene of an even more intriguing photographic scandal, kept firmly under wraps. A film purporting to be based on fact will suggest that sexually compromising photographs of the princess taken on the island were at the centre of a bank robbery in The Bank Job, clips of which were shown at the Cannes Festival last week, has the photographs being placed in the bank for safe-keeping by Michael X, a well-known criminal originally from the Caribbean. It became known as the 'walkie-talkie bank job' because of a fluke tip-off from a member of the public who overheard the robbers talking on a two-way radio.
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Although Old Hollywood legends and royal princesses alike may have been revered for their enviable style and penchant for luxury, they also grappled with troubled upbringings and tumultuous relationships throughout their lifetimes. Delving past the curtain of glamorous celebrity, Secret Moments is a series humanizing the icons of yesterday. Her life in the royal family made her prone to being in the spotlight, especially due to several scandals and rumors of many affairs during her marriage.
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After meeting the photographer at a party she heads to his studio and he lowers her dress for a racy shoot so she appeared topless. The portrait appeared on the front page of national newspapers in the show leading to outrage from her sister Queen Elizabeth played by Claire Foy. Did Princess Margaret really pose topless for Lord Snowdon? The photograph taken in The Crown, is in fact a recreation of one of the most famous portraits of Princess Margaret.
The portrait we see on screen is more fact than fiction, taking inspiration from not one but two original images taken by Armstrong-Jones during his relationship with the Princess. Shot in seven years after the couple were marriedit again shows her staring over a bare shoulder, yet the exposure is such that her face is framed in darkness. Given that the pair had, at this point, already tied the knot, the capacity for scandal was lessened somewhat — though it was and perhaps still is hardly a conventional portrait for such a prominent royal.
After Princess Margaret's devastating heartbreak in The Crown 's first season, she's finally getting back in the romantic game. One of the steamiest moments in the show's second season features the Princess played by Vanessa Kirby having her photo taken by her future husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones played by Matthew Goode. As Margaret sits in his photography studio, he slides her dress sleeves off her shoulders and asks her "Do you miss him?