In the book, Queen Elizabeth II’s younger sister is described as demanding, awkward and rebellious. And to realize how accurate that description is, all you need to do is take a look at her morning routine. In an excerpt from the book, Brown reveals the princes’s particularly boozy start to the day, as recorded in 1955.
Margaret often began her mornings with two hours in bed listening to the radio and smoking. She was then brought to the bath, where she’d spend another hour before getting her makeup and hair done at her dressing table.
And when it was time to get dressed: “as one would imagine of a princess, she never wore any of her clothes more than once without having them cleaned.”
At 12.30 p.m., the princess would finally head downstairs for a quick “vodka pick-me-up” before joining her mother for a four-course lunch “served in an informal manner on silver dishes,” which was naturally accompanied by half a bottle of wine.
As you can probably imagine, this information sent Twitter into meltdown: