Fans of ‘The Crown’ Should Tune In to This Royal Special on PBS
It’s two-parter about Princess Margaret
If you’re curious about the stories behind the crown—and behind The Crown—you’ll want to tune in to Margaret: The Rebel Princess, an upcoming two-part PBS special about a well-known member of the British royal family.
Margaret: The Rebel Princess is a profile of Princess Margaret—the younger, and only, sister of the U.K.’s Queen Elizabeth II. According to PBS, “This intimate two-part series profiles Princess Margaret, whose life and loves reflected the social and sexual revolution that transformed the western world during the 20th century. With sumptuous archive and revealing interviews, the series follows Margaret’s life as she re-defined our image of the modern princess. This deeply personal account reveals how Princess Margaret’s character combined the rebellious force of modernity and respect for tradition.”
While the first part of the special will serve as an introduction to the subject matter, the second part will begin in the 1960s. PBS explains, "The second film in this intimate portrait finds Princess Margaret and her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones at the start of their married life in the early 1960s," when the couple found their social circles populated with celebrities, artists, and royalty. As with the rest of the world, they encountered a great deal of change at the beginning of the latter half of the century.
The two-part special Margaret: The Rebel Princess will air Sunday, February 10, and Sunday, February 17, 2019, on PBS. You can watch a preview and find more information at pbs.org.
Once you’ve watched the special, take a deeper dive into royal history with Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret by Craig Brown, and venture even farther into British royal history with the popular Masterpiece on PBS series Victoria.
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Will you tune in to watch Margaret: The Rebel Princess in February, or will you wait to see a fictionalized version of events when season three of The Crown eventually airs?