From noon “vodka pick-me-ups” to hour-long baths, the princess’ routine was lifestyle luxury defined
Princess Margaret’s morning routine might kill you, but it would be a very luxurious way to go.
An excerpt from Craig Brown’s upcoming book Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret was posted on Twitter of the princess’ morning routine. Involving a noon “vodka pick-me-up” after two hours spent luxuriating in bed chain-smoking and reading the news, one can only imagine what the rest of her day consisted of.
Below is Princess Margaret’s morning routine via W:
At 11:00, the Princess would take a bath (not a shower, because showers are for people who are rushing out the door to get to work), “followed by hair and makeup at her dressing table,” and “a vodka pick-me-up” at 12:30 because—as we all know to still be true in 2017—a midday cocktail is practically essential after waking up to immediately read the world news for two hours. Princess Margaret also “never wore any of her clothes more than once without having them cleaned,” lest she be labeled an outfit repeater.
By 1:00 in the afternoon, Princess Margaret would join the Queen Mother for a four-course lunch that included “half a bottle of wine per person,” which seems positively dainty compared to what’s come before, as well as fruits and cheese.
The princess, sister to Queen Elizabeth, was much more of a party girl than her older sister. She apparently had an affair with Eddie Fisher, among many other liaisons, and she loved to socialize. In 2002, the princess died at 71 of a bout of pneumonia and lung complications from smoking incessantly starting from age 15.
Margaret would have fit in very well in 2017: boozy brunches and lots of Netflix in bed.