New documentary shows the Queen's 'difficulty' with royal relationship 2 years ago

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.


Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, pictured in 1958. (Credit: Getty Images)

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.