Princess Margaret, as most of the members of royal family, was always in the media spotlight. She once said: ” Since the age of 17 I’ve been misreported, misrepresented … [the reports are] not worth denying, really, because they’re usually inaccurate.” Queen Elizabeth‘s younger sister mostly had a bad press surrounding her. Margaret loved the glamorous high-society lifestyle, and tabloids were writting about her a lot.
Royal commentator, Victoria Arbiet said: „She loved being out at champagne parties, and she was stunningly beautiful—an 18-inch waist, she was the height of fashion. She worked her beauty… in those early days, when she walked in the room, she owned the room. There wasn’t anything she wasn’t prepared to try or do, and the Queen pretty much gave her free reign in as much as the gilded cage of life within the Royal Family would allow.“
Princess Margaret’s relationship with the media was pretty toxic. Also, media’s suffocating attention made Princess act out of spite.
An Author of The Royals in Australia, Juliet Rieden, says: „Her life was splashed across the newspapers every day of her life, yes, but Princess Margaret—it wasn’t that she courted it, it’s that she didn’t hide what she was doing.“
Princess Margaret’s way of dealing with the negative press might mirrored in Meghan Markle’s approach.