Queen gave her sister Princess Margaret nightmares over being disapproved of

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The late Princess Margaret had recurring nightmares about disappointing her sister the Queen as she was branded the “rebel royal.”

Margaret was known for living a glamorous lifestyle before she passed away 20 years ago today at the age of 71 after months of health problems.

The Queen’s sister was known as a “rebel”, a title which was used in biographies and documentaries on her life.

She was known for favouring a party lifestyle and even brushed shoulders with celebrities and musicians during a visit to Hollywood that saw her banned the next time she tried to enter.

According to the journalist Craig Brown, author of Ma’am Darling: 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret, the Princess continued to have nightmares about disappointing The Queen.

When Mr Brown asked Margaret if she ever dreamt about the Queen, she confessed to having nightmares of being “disapproved of”.

Margaret once told French poet and filmmaker Jean Cocteau that "disobedience is my joy", according to People.

During a trip to the US in 1965, Margaret was reportedly partying in Hollywood till 3am and met stars such as Frank Sinatra.

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The results of the trip saw her banned from returning to the US in 1973 after her request was turned down by Lord Cromer, the British Ambassador to Washington, although it was reportedly due to her friends.

According to the Mail: “A memo written to the Foreign Committee said: 'You will remember that Lord Cromer is not at all keen on having the Princess in the United States, possibly for some time to come.

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“This is mainly due to the behaviour of some of HRH's friends, who tend to take such visits very lightly.”

Margaret also paved the way for divorce in the Royal Family, but when she separated from her husband Antony Armstrong-Jones, known as Lord Snowdon, in 1976, it was not looked upon favourably by both the press and British public.

The news came around the same time as her alleged affair with another man, her much younger gardener Roddy Llewellyn.

When her divorce was finalised in 1978, a survey found seven out of 10 people believed that Margaret’s behaviour had damaged her standing as a member of the Royal Family, according to History Extra.

However, despite the wild personal life, Margaret and the Queen always remained close.

According to Andrew Morton, Margaret was always the Queen’s “wingwoman”

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He said: “Throughout their lives Elizabeth and Margaret butted heads — the sensible, older sister matched with the mischievous, wilful little sister.

“Yet they were united by a primal bond, a private world only they could share.

"Central to that bond was Margaret’s unflinching loyalty to her sister. She was Elizabeth’s wingwoman, able to say things that a queen would shy away from expressing.”

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