Princess Margaret: Life on island 'like an Ibiza party'

Princess Margaret's marriage to Lord Snowdon was attracting comment and her Caribbean hideaway on the island of Mustique appeared an outpost of the Permissive Society.

By turns insightful and uproarious, Craig Brown’s brilliant new book on Princess Margaret is a masterpiece. Last week he recalled the sheer, jaw- dropping rudeness of the Queens’ sister, known as the dinner party guest from hell. Today, in a second and final extract, we meet the extraordinary world of louche hangers on and lovers who would eventually surround her amid the sun and sand of a private Caribbean island...The young Princess Margaret, infinitely more louche and carefree than her sis...