Princess Margaret died this morning at the age of 71, Buckingham Palace announced.

PRINCESS MARGARET

Princess Margaret, in January 2001.

20-01-2001ADAM BUTLER
Princess Margaret suffered a series of health problems in recent years and Queen Elizabeth announced the death “with great sadness” in a statement issued by Buckingham Palace. «Her beloved sister, Princess Margaret, died peacefully in her sleep this morning at 6.30 a.m. in the King Edward VII Hospital. Her children, Lord Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto, were at her side,” the statement said. “Princess Margaret suffered a further stroke yesterday afternoon. She developed cardiac problems during the night and was taken from Kensington Palace to the King Edward VII Hospital at 2.30am,” said the palace. Margaret had battled ill health since middle age and will be remembered as the princess who gave up true love in youth to ward off a constitutional crisis. The death of the princess will cast a shadow over the Queen's Golden Jubilee celebrations being marked this year.
IN MAJORCA
Princess Margaret visited Majorca in the early 1990s staying at the exclusive Anchorage development in Bendinat. She was the guest of a leading British banker who owned a home there. The Princess arrived on a schedule flight from Heathrow and spent the weekend taking the sun on the terrace of her Anchorage abode and sailing aboard the yacht Philante owned by Tomy Sopwith, whose grandfather designed the famous Sopwith Camel aircraft and later helped with the design of the revolutionary Harrier. Princess Margaret looked well at ease on Majorca but she never returned. The Princess is expected to be remembered at the Sunday service at the Anglican Churches in Palma and Pollensa tomorrow, Sunday.

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