“And, in fact, I think Margaret would have thought that she had helped move the royal family forward to a position where they were prepared to allow Meghan to marry into the family.
“Because, you know, as you know, as the world knows, Margaret wasn’t allowed to marry someone because he was divorced.
“And the British public, to the amazement of the establishment, they all sided with Margaret and said, ‘You know, not allowing her to marry someone just because he’s divorced is ridiculous, it’s medieval.’ And so she got so much sympathy for that…
“I think the Royal Family, in future, began to think, ‘Okay, we’ve got to at least modernise a bit.’”
“But I wonder if she regretted walking away from the love of her life.”
Perhaps one of Margaret’s most famous love affairs was with Group Captain Peter Townsend, a divorcee who was seen by many as an unsuitable match for the young princess and Queen’s sister.
However, at the time of Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend’s relationship, the Church of England opposed divorce.
As head of the Church of England, it is thought the…