The Duchess of Sussex sadly never got to meet the Queen’s sister and only sibling, Princess Margaret, who died back in 2002. However, the pair shared a common passion, despite never having spent time together.
Meghan shot to fame as one of the stars of legal drama Suits, and it turns out that her great aunt-in-law also really enjoyed acting.
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During the Second World War, the Queen and her sister spent most of their time at Windsor Castle. Around Christmas time each year, they performed in a pantomime to raise funds for charities that supported the armed forces.
While the monarch-to-be was reportedly a little shy during these performances, Princess Margaret reportedly flourished, with local papers commenting that she “shone” in her roles.
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What’s more, Marian Crawford, known as “Crawfie” the Princesses’ governess, reported in her 1950 book The Little Princesses that Princess Margaret had a “considerable talent” for performing and that her impressions frequently made her family laugh.
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However, her obligations as a royal meant that she was unable to explore this interest. Similarly, since marrying Prince Harry, Meghan has put her acting career on hiatus.
Princess Margaret had a talent for performing
She appears unlikely to return to it, instead working on activism for causes close to her heart, presenting her podcast Archetypes, which has been a huge success, and working on a Netflix documentary with her husband, among other projects.
Her podcast listeners were delighted when they heard a brief snippet of Meghan and Harry’s son Archie and his sweet American accent on the Duchess’ podcast.
The young Princesses were very close
In a clip released before the first episode dropped, Prince Harry could be heard telling his son: You can speak into it.”
Meghan then asked her son: “Archie, is it fun?” to which he replied: “Fun!”
The youngster was only 18 months old when the sweet recording was released and Harry had to guide him through the steps to wish listeners a Happy New Year.
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