A Regal Photo Gallery from Lady Anne Glenconner

Posted on 16th June 2020 by Mark Skinner

Lady in Waiting, Lady Anne Glenconner's riveting account of her life as companion to Princess Margaret, became a runaway bestseller last Christmas. To coincide with the memoir's paperback publication, we have a fascinating gallery of photographs from Lady Anne's personal collection which highlight the glamour, tradition and opulence both of the Royal Family and her subsequent life on the island of Mustique.  

My grandmother, Marion Coke, on my father’s side, the first of the glamorous, married aristocrats to have an affair with Edward, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VIII.

The greatest disappointment. My christening in 1932, held by my father, surrounded by the 3rd Earl of Leicester, left, and Viscount Coke, right. I had tried so hard to be a boy.

My father, right, as equerry, with the Duke of York, later King George VI, heading for a swim.

Princess Elizabeth frowning as Princess Margaret stares enviously at my silver shoes.

My mother’s photograph of Carey and I dressed up as maids and posing for Prince Philip.

At my youngest sister Sarah’s coming out dance at Holkham, June 1962. I’m on the far right next to Sarah. My mother and sister Carey on the left. Only the married women are wearing tiaras.

As Lady in Waiting in 1975, far right, at Government House in Sydney with Princess Margaret and the absurdly formal Sir Roden Cutler VC, second right, and Lady Cutler, second left. Nigel Napier is on the top step on right.

In the thick undergrowth of our early days on Mustique.

Princess Margaret as my personal stylist. I’m not sure my hairdresser, Simon, would have approved.

With Princess Margaret at Sandringham. I laughed more with her than anyone else.

Centre of attention with Mick Jagger and Rupert Everett on Mustique in the mid 80s.

The 200th anniversary of Trafalgar at Burnham Overy Staithe in Norfolk in 2005– after Nelson’s Blood cocktails.


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Margaret Connor

I have just read this book. After seeing Lady Glencooner on the news last week. I bought the book. What a very varied interesting and sometimes very sad life this lady has had. It also gave me an insight to Princess Margaret which has given me a very different opinion of her in a good way. I am so glad Lady Glencooner is having a lovely quite life now and I hope she continues for many years to come. View more

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