- British artist claims he smoked marijuana joints with Queen’s sister in 1960s
- Bossier, 84, befriends the royal through her photographer husband
- Portsmouth-born artist claims Queen’s sister may be moody
Princess Margaret’s behavior may have been ‘very unpredictable’, her artist friend Derek Boussier has claimed.
A student and friend of David Hockney, the Portsmouth-born painter Boshier, 84, befriended the royal through her photographer husband, Antony Armstrong Jones, Earl of Snowdon.
in an interview with WireThe Queen’s sister’s mood swings can be fickle, and the royal can be ‘friendly with you one second but cold the next’, Bosier claimed.
He recalled an evening in the 1960s after attending a party hosted by Margaret and her husband at Kensington Palace in the early 1960s, which claimed the gathering ended in the vicinity of a marijuana joint.
Princess Margaret’s behavior may have been ‘very unpredictable’, her artist friend Derek Boshier has claimed. She is pictured with her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones in London, 1960
Bossier claimed the Queen’s sister’s mood could be fickle, and the royal could be ‘friendly with you one second but cold the next’. Margaret is pictured in 1990
‘Those were good times’, the artist told the publication from his California home.
The pair met through the Earl of Snowdon, an acclaimed photographer known for his six-decade association with Vogue and the images of his most famous work he captured on the royal household.
The photographer was married to Princess Margaret until 1978, when he divorced, but their royal ties allowed him to capture a never-before-seen side of the royal families.
Her unprecedented access to the family has seen her produce famous photographs as Diana and Charles following the birth of their son, Prince William.
Portsmouth-born painter Derek Boshier, 84, (pictured in 2016), a student and friend of David Hockney, befriended the royal through her photographer husband, Antony Armstrong Jones.
Other triumphs include flashy photos of the Queen Mother before her death in 2002, the engagement announcement of Charles and Diana, and the christening of Prince Harry.
Princess Margaret was known as a rebel of the royal family, as well as her love of alcohol, cigarettes and partying, and a recent documentary explored the Countess’s taste for ‘mischievousness’ and disdain for royal life.
Windsor’s personal life, which aired last year, claims that being born second, Margaret, has been slain by her parents more than her older sister and future queen, Princess Elizabeth Was.
Royal historian and biographer Dr Piers Brendan explained that George VI was in love with Margaret’s ‘naughty’ and hardly reprimanded her, feeding into her taste for mischief.
“He indulged her, he was devoted to her, she was absurdly spoiled as a girl,” she said. ‘It wasn’t a healthy relationship at all, I think he was too gracious towards her.’
Princess Margaret was known as a rebel of the royal family, as well as her love of alcohol, cigarettes and partying, and a recent documentary explored the Countess’s taste for ‘mischievousness’ and disdain for royal life. pictured in 1949, aged 19
Princess Margaret married Tony Armstrong-Jones in May 1960. After six years of their marriage, their relationship deteriorated. painted in 1970
Professor Jane Ridley, a royal historian and biographer, said that her father’s indulgence meant that ‘he never really learned limits in the way that Elizabeth certainly learned limits.’
After George VI became king following the abdication of King Edward III, who relinquished his royal duties to marry American divorcee Wallis Simpson, Princess Elizabeth became heir to the throne, and Margaret became extra.
The documentary tells that the Queen Mother raised her youngest daughter to be a ‘budding’ and was as accomplished and feminine as would be expected of women of her age in the late 1940s.
However, subduing the free-spirit Margaret was no easy task, as historian Fern Riedel explained. He cited an example in which George VI and the Queen Mother were entertaining a Scottish minister over tea at Buckingham Palace.
The Queen Mother asked Margaret to sing some songs, and the then 19-year-old princess chose the musical “I’m just a girl who can’t say no” from Oklahoma.
‘[It] Well known for the fact that it is very mischievous. And she reads this song in a shocked and astonished silence. As long as the king roars with laughter,’ said Riedel.