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Royal Bigot Princess Margaret: a nation doesn't mourn

Issue No. 1787

The papers have been stuffed with millions of words about Princess Margaret. Here are some things they didn't tell you.

  • She stormed out of a screening of the anti-Nazi film Schindler's List, describing it as a 'tedious film about Jews'. She denounced 'tiresome movies about the Holocaust'.
  • When visiting Chicago she told the Irish-American mayor that the Irish were 'pigs-all pigs'.
  • When discussing India, she said that she hated 'those little brown people'.
  • She said of the president of Guyana, 'He is everything I despise. He's black, he's married to a Jew and, furthermore, she's American.'
  • She left an estate worth some £20 million, but managed to avoid paying any inheritance tax.

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Sat 16 Feb 2002, 00:00 GMT
Issue No. 1787
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