New documentary shows the Queen's 'difficulty' with royal relationship
It's rare for the royal family to express opinions about personal matters.
A new Channel 5 documentary exploring the Queen's life has illuminated her view on her sister Princess Margaret's affair with a man 17 years her junior.
Margaret was married to Lord Snowdon when she was pictured with Roddy Llewellyn - who she had an affair with - in Mustique in February 1976. He was 28-years-old, while she was 45 at the time.
Her divorce from her husband, Snowdon, was announced just weeks after the pair were snapped together.
Anne Glenconner, a good friend of Princess Margaret, stated in the documentary:“It was difficult for the Queen and I felt rather guilty always having introduced Roddy to Princess Margaret".
She added: “But after Princess Margaret’s funeral, the Queen, she said, ‘I’d just like to say, Anne, it was rather difficult at moments, but I thank you so much introducing Princess Margaret to Roddy ‘cause he made her really happy’.”
Princess Margaret suffered a mild stroke in 1998 and suffered another in 2002 that killed her at 71. She was the Queen's only sibling.
Elizabeth: Our Queen is an eight-part series following the life of the Queen.