This iconic royal photo of Princess Margaret will be recreated in The Crown

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  • We’ve had our first proper look at The Crown season 3, and it teases that we’ll be getting a behind the scenes look at an iconic royal photo.

    There’s lots going on in the new series trailer, but there’s one moment you may have missed which is a nod to a famous historical photo of Princess Margaret taken by her husband Lord Snowdon.

    The trailer shows Princess Margaret, now played by Helena Bonham Carter, sitting in a bubble bath wearing a tiara. But that’s not artistic licence, it actually happened!

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    Around 1962, Princess Margaret wore her wedding tiara in the bath, which was photographed by her husband Lord Snowdon in their Kensington Palace apartment.

    She’d had her hair done and was taking a bath before heading out on the town, and it’s become quite the iconic photograph. It was seen publicly for the first time in 2006 during an exhibition of Lord Snowdon’s work.

    So royal fans should expect to get a glimpse of that moment in history, as confirmed by our first look at Helena Bonham Carter in the bath.

    It’s not the only time that the Princess was involved in a ‘scandalous’ photoshoot, as we got a look at another moment during The Crown’s second season.

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    Season two shows Princess Margaret being photographed by Lord Snowdon again, this time sliding her dress sleeves off her shoulders and asking if she misses her lost love, Peter Townsend.

    After developing the photo, he says, “The Margaret I’ve never seen before”, to which Margaret replies, “No one’s ever seen before”.

    Naturally this photo caused controversy among others, with Queen Elizabeth II worrying that Margaret ‘looked naked’ in the shot, which was shown published in the papers during season two.

    The Crown previously shared a photograph of Princess Margaret and actress Vanessa Kirby side by side, and the similarities were striking.

    We’re definitely excited to see what’s coming up in the next season, especially the recreation of this photo. But there’s plenty more to choose from such as the Queen’s Jubilee, and plenty of political drama too.

    Will you be tuning in? We definitely will!

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