Princess Margaret was one of the most controversial royal figures of the twentieth century. The Princess not only brought colour and sex appeal to the royal family, but did much to help bring the monarchy and its attitudes into the modern world. In recent years, dogged by accidents and ill-health, much of the Princess' youthful vigour and charm, not to mention her hard work, has been forgotten.
Following her death on 9 February, in the Queen's golden jubilee year, the story of her life was once again front page news. In this fully updated memorial edition of his acclaimed study, originally undertaken with the co-operation of the Princess, her authorised biographer Christopher Warwick looks at the life and work of this enigmatic and individual royal figure.