The Crown deep-dives into the royal family's past, with episodes that explore the mysterious life of Princess Alice of Battenberg , the well-intentioned but ill-fated royal documentary , and the blossoming relationship between P rince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles. One oo the most "did that really happen" storylines worthy of a daytime soap is that of the tumultuous marriage of Princess Margaret and her husband, Lord Snowdon—a. Portrayed flawlessly by Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Daniels, we soon realize that the once young and energetic couple are now middle-aged and struggling to hold on to their passionate relationship—all while under the watchful eye of the British media. Margaret never actually expressed herself.
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Season 3 of The Crown gives viewers a detailed look at the troubles in Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones's marriage , but how much of the regal Netflix series is accurate? Here, we explore key moments leading up to and following the couple's real-life split. According to The New York Times , one of the first signs of marital trouble was when Margaret decided not to put in an appearance at Lord Snowdon's birthday party in , favoring a vacation in Mustique without her husband or children instead. Apparently, the queen's sister did the same in , which didn't help the rumors that her marriage was on the rocks. History reported that "Lord Snowdon had conducted multiple extramarital affairs, and Margaret felt lonely within her marriage.
Season 2 of The Crown dives into the personal life of Princess Margaret, exploring her marriage to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. After her love affair with Peter Townsend, Margaret moved on with her first husband, who later became known as Lord Snowdon. What Margaret didn't know was that Armstrong-Jones was having affairs behind her back—and one of those women gave birth to a child. Meet Polly Fry, the photographer's love child. Polly was born three weeks into their honeymoon.