The Royal Family refused to address Princess Margaret’s depression, a royal expert has revealed.
The Royal Family did little to help Princess Margaret overcome her battle with depression, says royal biographer Andrew Morton.
The Firm’s alleged neglect of the late royal’s illness foreshadows their later treatment of Princess Diana and Meghan Markle, who both claimed they did not receive the help they needed for their mental health issues.
The author of the bestselling 1992 biography, Diana: Her True Story, has shared disturbing details about the Queen’s supposed failure to acknowledge the depression of her younger sister.
Margaret had reportedly struggled with psychiatric illness throughout her life, suffering a nervous breakdown in 1974 following the collapse of her marriage to Lord Snowden. However, there was zero tolerance for such issues within the Royal Family – with mental illness ousted as a taboo subject never to be discussed.
“Let’s face it, Margaret had depression and in the Royal Family you are not allowed to be depressed,” Morton wrote in his latest book, Elizabeth & Margaret: the Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters. According to Margaret’s friend, Colin Tennant, it was forbidden to even define the issue. “In her circle, you didn’t mention the word.”
Friends of Margaret decided to bug her bedroom after her breakdown…