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Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret? The Crown's Most Scandalous Secret

Is it true that your "Satanic Majesty" and Queen Elizabeth's sister had an affair?

Throughout history, British royalty has tried to keep up appearances. Still, many rumors and suppositions have shown their human side, although loaded with a certain touch of glamour and fairy tale vibes. That is the case of the alleged romantic relationship between the "toughest" guy in rock & roll, Mick Jagger, and the Crown's rebellious princess, Margaret.

How did Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret meet?

According to the Rolling Stones singer's biography, Mick: The Wild Life And Mad Genius Of Mick Jagger (2012), written by Christopher Andersen, the two met in London at the 16th birthday party of former British Ambassador to the United States Sir David Ormsby Gore's daughter, Lady Victoria.

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Andersen, a very close friend of Jagger, argues in his book that the rockstar always wanted to be part of the British aristocracy (perhaps that is why he took the moniker of "Satanic Majesty"). So, as soon as he had the opportunity to approach Margaret, who at the time was married to Antony Armstrong Jones, he was very enthusiastic.

By that time, Jagger already carried a rather dark reputation as a libertine, addict, and shameless; while Margaret was known to possess the rebellious spirit of the Royal Family, and to have a weakness for young and defiant men. At that time, Margaret was 30 years old and was considered an extremely attractive woman. So Jagger allegedly fell immediately for her, completely ignoring his companion that night, Chrissie Shrimpton, his current girlfriend.

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Both fabulous personalities hit it off instantly, and from that moment on, they became very close. They called each other every day by phone, and Margaret started inviting Jagger to events and social gatherings.

"She found him sexy and exciting. If you saw them laughing together, dancing, the way she'd put her hand on his knee and giggle at his stories like a schoolgirl, you'd have thought there was something going on," a close source to Prince Margaret told Andersen. 

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Obviously, this did not please Queen Elizabeth, who judged Mick Jagger's lifestyle and image very harshly. It's even said that she once said that she "could tolerate the Beatles because they were clean-cut and sort of sweet — at least, that was their reputation at the time. The Stones were an entirely different matter." In addition, with the background of Margaret's infidelity and rebelliousness, Elizabeth preferred that she stay away from any controversy or temptation, and she knew that Jagger would not help to fulfill this mission, but quite the opposite.

Margaret's alleged overdose

One of the strongest rumors suggests that at a party organized by Mick Jagger, Princess Margaret, and some members of the cabinet, were offered brownies with toxic substances. These allegedly had a higher dose than the "recommended;" many guests had to be taken to the hospital, including Margaret, who had to have her stomach pumped.

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The official version said that the princess and other guests had suffered from severe food poisoning, but it was always suspected, even by the Queen, that it had been a problem related to Jagger's excesses.

Despite the incident, Margaret and the rockstar remained close friends for more than 20 years. They shared vacations at the singer's private home in Mustique and accompanied each other at various social events, as well as some secret parties full of excesses.

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Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret were lovers?

So far, no one has been able to confirm if there was a love relationship between the two, although rumors grew in 2003 when Queen Elizabeth did not attend the ceremony in which Mick Jagger was knighted and sent her son, Prince Charles, instead. It was assumed that she still had a grudge against the singer for being a bad influence in her beloved sister's life. It is also well known that she postponed this event for almost 20 years; the Queen did not want to give him the honor, even when she had knighted other musicians with similar careers like Paul McCartney or Elton John. 

Images from Daily Express
Translated by María Isabel Carrasco Cara Chards

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