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Princess Margaret Controversy #257704

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report on recent British gossip about royal family.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Details of controversy surrounding Queen Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret, because of association with pop singer Roddy Llewellyn, with whom she recently vacationed on Caribbean island of Mustique. Films and photos shown. Margaret's decision not to marry Peter Townsend and later unsuccessful marriage to Lord Snowdon mentioned. Comments about situation of Bishop of Church of England and resulting media attention to situation described. Queen's image in public opinion examined. Upcoming parliamentary debate on increase in salary for royal family noted. [MP Richard KELLY - comments on Princess' actions.] [MP Norman ST. JOHN-STEVAS - defends Margaret.] Prime Min. James Callaghan's visit to Windsor Castle mentioned. Sources' statements that Margaret won't give up royal duties or association with Llewellyn reported.

Cronkite, Walter;
Lee, Mike

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