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Princess Margaret Controversy #53731

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report on controversy surrounding private life of Queen Elizabeth's sister, Princess Margaret, for association with pop singer Roddy Llewellyn. Background of Margaret's life, decision not to marry Peter Townsend and later unsuccessful marriage to Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Lord Snowdon, outlined. Films and photos shown. Publicity given to recent controversy by tabloid press and even in "London Times" described. ["The Mirror" editor Mike MOLLOY - won't make issue into campaign to get Margaret to retire or vilify her. Says popular papers in Britain reflect way people think.] Princess Margaret's payment from government for representative royal family at functions thruout year and upcoming debate in parliament over raise for royal family members noted. Margaret's refusal to retire reported.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings

Jennings, Peter

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