Princess Margaret had an eye for jewelry.
Her former lady-in-waiting, Anne Glenconner, reminisced on Margaret’s love for gems in her new memoir, Whatever Next? Lessons From an Unexpected Life. “Princess Margaret particularly loved jewellery,” Lady Glenconner writes. “She didn’t have a huge amount but she chose carefully.”
In particular, Lady Glenconner writes about the royal’s wedding tiara, the Poltimore tiara. Princess Margaret bought the tiara herself. “Patrick Plunket, who had such good taste and was once a trustee of the Wallace Collection, saw it for sale at auction and told her about it,” Lady Glenconner explains in Whatever Next?
The tiara was originally made for Lady Poltimore by Garrard, and Princess Margaret purchased it for £5,500. Lady Glenconner writes, “She looked dazzling in it. Her husband Tony later took a famous photograph