Princess Margret , who was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, sadly died at the age of 71 back in 2002. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was born in August 1930, four years after Queen Elizabeth II was welcomed into the world.
The only sibling of the current reigning monarch, she was once the second in line to the throne. It came after her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in order to marry divorcée Wallis Simpson in 1936. This meant that Margaret’s father became the king, known as King George VI, while her mother was given the name Queen Elizabeth - later known as The Queen Mother.
Princess Margaret’s sister took on her role as the Queen in 1952, following the death of their father. It had already become increasingly unlikely that the younger sibling would ever take on the role as Queen, as Queen Elizabeth was already mother to two of her children - Prince Charles and Princess Anne - by the time of her coronation.
Following the Second World War, Princess Margaret fell in love with Group Captain Peter Downsend, who divorced his first wife in 1952.
The pair were once engaged, but their romance ended before they tied the knot. Instead, Princess Margaret went on to strike up a romance with the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.
Source : THE EPRESS