As Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister, Princess Margaret may have been in second in line to the throne but her fashion sense is second to none. Here’s a run-through of the princess’s style throughout the years, all the way from her pre-teen years to her incredible wedding day.
Princess Margaret, having just turned 11 during the summer of 1941, enjoys a pleasant evening in the garden at Windsor castle.
A portrait of the young princess wearing a multi-colored dress, holding a straw hat in her hands.
Princess Margaret poses for the royal portrait in 1944 holding two pink roses. She is dressed in a formal evening gown that is adorned with sequined butterflies around the shoulder.
The princess on her 17th birthday at Buckingham Palace on the 20th of August, 1947.
Princess Margaret Rose is greeted by the Cadet Guard of Honor in Bristol, accompanied by the Lord Mayor of Bristol on the 28th of March, 1949.
Dressed in a stunning lace gown and long gloves, Princess Margaret is presented a flower bouquet in 1949.
Princess Margaret in 1949, at the re-opening ceremony for the Women’s Resident Training college for elementary school teachers at Avery Hill.
The Countess of Snowden looks stunning in a lavish pink gown in 1949.
Dressed casually, the princess gazes upward at a Royal Air Force display at Farnborough in 1950.
On April 12, 1951, Princess Margaret attends the premiere of the movie Captain Horatio Hornblower at the Warner Theatre Leicester Square.
Dressed in uniform, Princess Margaret addresses the crowd at a St. John’s Ambulance Brigade Rally in 1953.
The young princess enjoys a performance of Guys and Dolls.
During her 1955 tour of the Caribbean, Princess Margaret sports a bright yellow dress with a matching hat.
The Countess accessorizes with some stylish sunglasses and a hat at the Kingston races during the Royal Tour of the Caribbean 1955.
Princess Margaret pairs a patterned blue dress with a feathered blue hat and pearls during her royal tour of East Africa in 1956.
Princess Margaret Rose accompanies Mary the Princess Royal at the Badminton Horse Trials in 1957 dressed in a leopard print coat.
Donned in a balloon-skirted dress bedecked with bows, Princess Margaret enjoys a dance with Jackie Toaduff at a ball hosted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society in 1958.
Newlyweds The Countess of Snowden and Lord Snowden walk outside Westminster Abbey after getting married on May 6, 1960.
Dressed in a purple coat, green dress, and matching hat, the princess arrives at the Strowger Works in Liverpool.
Princess Margaret attends the premiere of the film The Alamo at the Astoria in London on 27 October 1960. She wears a fur wrap over a pink ruffle dress, accessorizing with dramatic jewelry.
Princess Margaret chose a sleek orange gown to attend the civil wedding ceremony for Belgium’s King Baudoin and Fabiola on January 1, 1961. She stands beside Sweden’s Prince Bertil, Iran’s Prince Golam Reza Pahlevi, and Italy’s ex-queen Marie Jose.
The Countess of Snowden is dressed in a blue gown, fur wrap, and several pieces of jewelry as she attends a Royal Command Film Performance in 1961.
The princess attends a wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey in 1962.
During a visit to Jamaica on August 8, 1962, Princess Margaret waves to the crowd at a ceremony marking the independence of the former British colonies.
Her hair perfectly coiffed and adorned with the Poltimore Tiara, Princess Margaret arrives at the Buckingham Palace for a state banquet in 1962.
Princess Margaret pulls of a flamboyant hat in 1963.
Wearing a brown mink stole over a cerise and gold gown, the princess arrives at the Hilton Hotel in London with her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.
Princess Margaret, alongside Sir Roger Makins, attends the opening of new halls of residence at Imperial College in 1963.
Princess Margaret attends an event hosted in support of The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, a gala preview for A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
The princess wears an eighteenth Century ballgown and a wig on July 1, 1964, as she attends a charity event in aid of the Friends of St. John’s at the Mansion House in London.
Princess Margaret is pictured at the 1965 opening for the Word Blind Centre in Bloomsbury, London. She wears a green coat and brown hat along with a jeweled brooch.
The princess is accompanied by her husband, the Earl of Snowden, during a benefit ball for Winston Churchill Memorial Fund on November 19, 1965.
Lord Snowden and the Countess of Snowden leave the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles during their visit to America in 1965. The young princess wears a beautiful blue dress and coat, with a gorgeous tiara serving as the perfect accessory.
Dressed in all pink, the princess visits the Liverpool Medical Institution in 1966.
Princess Margaret is seen at the opening of the Medical Advisory & Cerebral Palsy Unit in Hounslow in 1967.
Dressed in a patterned dress and blue hair bow, Princess Margaret takes a walk on a pontoon in the Bahamas in 1967, accompanied by her husband, the Earl of Snowden.
Princess Margaret looks over a sculpture in the Picasso exhibition at the Tate Gallery, London on June 10, 1967.
Looking fabulous in a floral gown, the Countess of Snowden attends the Canadian Woman’s Club Ball at Grovesnor House Hotel in 1967.
Princess Margaret, wearing an orange and yellow outfit, is pictured along with Aga Khan at his vacation resort in August 1967.
The princess swims in style during her vacation in Costa Smeralda, Sardine in August 1967, rocking a pair of blocky white sunglasses.
Princess Margaret is seen with her young son, David Linley, along with his cousins Prince Charles and Princess Anne, while attending the 1968 Braemar Games in Scotland.
The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret make their entrance at the fourth day at Ascot on June 20, 1969. The princess is wearing a white outfit with a matching white floral hat.
Wearing a blue dress and matching headpiece, Princess Margaret accompanies the Queen Mother on July 1, 1969, as they arrive at the investiture of Prince Charles in Caernarfon, Wales.
Princess Margaret looks spunky in a pair of groovy earrings at the Kensington Palace in 1969.
The princess and her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones enjoy watching the Badminton horse trials in 1970. Princess Margaret is dressed in a matching checkered coat and hat.
Arriving at the Embassy in Japan in London for an official dinner hosted by Emperor Hirohito of Japan, in October 1971, the princess dons a silk floral dress.
Princess Margaret’s peacock headpiece is certainly an eyecatcher at pony day at Ascot in 1973.
Dressed in an embellished gown with a sheer cape over it, the princess attends the Royal Ballet at the Met in New York City, circa May 1974, along with her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones.
The princess attends the Windsor Horse Show on May 22, 1975, wearing brown leather shoes, a green coat, and a pretty silk scarf around her neck.
Princess Margaret dines with The Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger at a restaurant in Pointe-du-Bout in French West Indies in 1976.
The princess joins Tuvalu’s independence festivities on October 1, 1978, wearing a beautiful floral crown and garland.
Donning a patterned dress and feathered white hat, Princess Margaret is seen at the Royal Ascot Races in 1979.
In 1980, Princess Margaret arrives in West Germany to tour the regiments of which she is Colonel-in-Chief, the 15th-19th Hussars.
The Countess of Snowden is seen at the Royal Ascot in 1981, dressed in a bright blue coat and feather-topped head wrap.
Princess Margaret visits the Institute of Directors in Pall Mall, London on April 22, 1982. She wears a patterned dress with pleats.
Princess Margaret dazzles in a blue gown and matching blue jewelry at the opening of the Theatre Royal in Bath in 1982.
The princess attends the opening of the new Sainsbury’s supermarket in Bath in 1982.
Dressed casually, the princess arrives in Scotland in 1985, right after the Britannia docked in Aberdeen.
Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and David, Lord Linley, accompany their mother, Princess Margaret, to a special performance in honor of celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s 60th birthday on April 21, 1986, at the Royal Opera House.
Wearing different shades of blue, Princess Diana and Princess Margaret are seen at St. Mary The Virgin Church in 1988 while attending the wedding of James Ogilvy and Julia Rawlinson.
The princess visits the Royal Ascot on June 21, 1989, dressed in a yellow and white dress.
Princess Margaret, dressed in white, holds a matching intricate mask up to her face in 1990.
Wearing a caped blue gown, Princess Margaret attends the Queen Mother’s 90th birthday celebrations at the London Palladium on July 19, 1990.
Princess Margaret dons a red polka dot dress featuring flowers to the Clarence House on August 4, 1990, on the occasion of Queen Mother’s 90th birthday.
The princess is spotted at the Royal Ascot on June 20, 1991 sporting red dress and a flamboyant red feathered hat.
The Countess of Snowden wears a blue gown to the refurbishment of Richmond Theatre in 1991.
Princess Margaret is seen at Claridge’s on June 2, 1992, wearing a bright pink number.
Princess Margaret visits the Portuguese embassy in London in 1993 dressed in a lavish gown and jewels that perfectly compliment her outfit.
The princess attends her son, David Linley’s, wedding on October 8, 1993, wearing a red and black dress.
The Countess of Snowden and the French President, Jacques Chirac, are dressed in coordinating icy blue attire as the former greets the latter at London’s Waterloo station in 1996.
Arriving at the State Opening of Parliament on May 14, 1997, the princess dazzles in a baby yellow dress and a gorgeous matching tiara.
Princess Margaret chooses a matching dress and coat during her visit to Raf Cottesmore in Leicestershire on May 15, 1997.
Princess Margaret dons a bright green gown while attending the Royal Caledonian Ball in aid of the Royal Caledonian Schools Educational Trust and other Scottish charities at Grosvenor Hotel.
Dressed in a pale blue ensemble that includes a sleek coat, feathered hat, and large circular glasses, the Countess of Snowden arrives at the Mary Hare Grammar School in Newbury, Berkshire.
The queen’s younger sister attends a ballet performance at London’s Sadler’s Wells Theatre on October 22, 2000, that was put on as a “Birthday Offering” for the beloved princess’s 70th birthday. Less than 2 years later, Princess Margaret passed away in February 2002.