Fri, 15 Mar, 2019
New letters from Princess Margaret reveal her true feelings about Prince Charles
A series of letters have been discovered which were written by none other than Princess Margaret.
The letters were written when Princess Margaret was a teenager, and they shed some light on how she was feeling about becoming a first-time aunt.
The notes were written to Sharman Douglas, who was Princess Margaret’s close friend. Douglas was an American socialite and the duo attended parties and dinners together, forging a close bond.
In one letter dated 1st April 1979, Margaret writes:
"Thank you very much for my delightful evening on Wednesday. I did love every minute of it.
"In that last fleeting moment in the 400 [the 400 Club in Leicester] you said you'd like to come and see my heavenly nephew.
"I don't know quite when you stop work but if you'd like to drop in about 5.30 on either Wed or Thurs next week, whichever suits, I would adore to show him to you."
There’s a series of ten letters that are now up for auction by Ewbanks in London.
Photo credit: EW Bank Auctions
Each letter, which includes the envelope and the instructions for the notes to be delivered “by hand” are estimated to sell for $184 to $277 a piece.
In another letter dated 12 July 1949, Princess Margaret thanks Douglas for a magnificent time.
"I was feeling so very excited by the time our Can Can was due that I could hardly breathe but the audience was superb, and I have never enjoyed myself so much.
"Mummie came in this morning to my room and I was so ecstatic … that I had to dress up and do the whole thing for her!"
The series of letters are going on auction on the 22nd of March 2019.