Each family has its share of rebels. And the British royal family is no exception to this rule. Indeed, for several years, certain members of the Crown have distinguished themselves by their behavior which can sometimes be described as borderline. This was particularly the case with Princess Margaret, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Died in 2002 at the age of 71, the latter was even nicknamed the “rebel princess” because of her many outings in London clubs and her relationships with some great rockers of the twentieth century like Mick Jagger. The last years of Princess Margaret’s life were marked by health problems due in particular to her excessive smoking – the British press reported up to three packs a day – and her alleged alcoholism.
A generation below, it is Princess Anne who has recovered this reputation as a great rebel. In 1992, after nearly twenty years of marriage with Mark Phillips, the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II announced her divorce, to everyone’s surprise. Three years earlier, a maid had sold to the press letters that Princess Anne had received from her lover, TImothy Laurence, who would become her second husband. Endowed with a very strong character and accomplished rider to the point of participating in the Olympic Games in Montreal in 1976, the Queen’s daughter is a true free spirit among the members of the British royal family.
Prince Harry took the rebellion to its worst
When you come down a generation again, the role of rebel falls, quite naturally, to Prince Harry. After an adolescence marked by various escapades – no one has forgotten his famous Nazi disguise -, the son of Prince Charles has taken a new step in recent months by officially requesting his withdrawal, and that of his wife Meghan Markle, of the British Royal Family. A decision approved, not without difficulty, by the Queen but which seals Prince Harry’s membership in the category of rebels of the British royal family. Who will be the next one ? So far, Prince George and Princess Charlotte do not seem to want to join their illustrious ancestors.
Princess Margaret © Bestimage Agency