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Princess Margaret not banned from marriage

10 November 2009 4:17 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Britain's Princess Margaret was not banned from marrying Group Captain Peter Townsend, it has been revealed. A recently unearthed letter has overturned the long held belief Queen Elizabeth's younger sister, who died in 2002 aged 71, was forced not to marry her long-term lover by the royal family and advisors. Instead, the letter from Princess Margaret to then-Prime Minister Anthony Eden revealed she herself was "unsure" of her love for the Battle of Britain pilot. She wrote on August 15, 1955, that she would only be sure of her feelings towards Townsend when they met again in October that year. The note promised to advise the prime minister of her decision by November. Confused Margaret, then 24, wrote: "It is »

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