The Queen Mother was one of the royal family's most famous members and helped stabilise the monarchy's popularity. She had seen off the Luftwaffe and Adolf Hitler. She represented not only a country and an empire, but a century of human history.
From her dramatic almost-marriage to her very public divorce, Margaret’s turbulent love life dominated the royal spotlight for years. The Princess’s romantic entanglements were the stuff of rumour, tabloid speculation and scandal, yet they played a critical role in modernising the royals.