Princess Margaret's morning routine, circa. 1955, has gone viral

27 Oct 2017

Princess Margaret's morning routine circa. 1955 has gone viral - here's why

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English critic and satirist, , best known for his parodies in , has skewered everyone, from the Archbishop of Canterbury to Victoria Beckham. His new and deliciously juicy book has found itself at the centre of a viral storm after details of the Princess's morning routine hit social media.

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"Finally, someone to aspire to!" - Annabelle Spranklen, Digital Editor, Tatler

Margaret, (younger sister of the Queen) who Nancy Mitford likened to a "hedgehog covered in primroses", and the book notes "wore her rudeness as Tommy Cooper did his fez"; began her day around 9am with "breakfast in bed, followed by two hours listening to the radio, reading the newspapers ('which she invariably left scattered over the floor') and chain-smoking."

A leisurely couple of hours of preening ensued, before appearing downstairs at noon for a vodka pick-me-up and an 'informal' four-course lunch from silver dishes. Heaven! If you want more royal voyeurism of this ilk read our piece on what the Queen eats in a day. We don't know why it's so fascinating. It just is.