Did You Love “The Crown”? Read This

I’m still re-watching parts of “The Crown.” And to further indulge my interest in the royals, I’ve been dipping into a few old books about them, such as “The Little Princesses.” Written by Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret’s nanny of 16 years, Marion Crawford (“Crawfie”), “The Little Princesses” tells of the girls’ royal upbringing and Crawford’s attempt to expose the children to the ordinary world outside of the palace. However, scandal followed the publication of the book, dubbed the “original nanny diaries,” as the press went after Crawford for divulging royal secrets and the Queen Mother — who had given the nanny permission to write the book — never spoke to her again. Prompting the question: why didn’t Crawfie let the Queen Mum read it before publication?

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