Princess Margaret was reportedly very conscious of one thing. The younger daughter of Queen Elizabeth wished that she was taller.

In the book “Lady In Waiting: My Extraordinary Life In the Shadow of the Crown,” Lady Anne Glenconner talked about an awkward incident involving her, Princess Margaret, and former president Ronald Raegan.

Decades ago, Glenconner accompanied Princess Margaret to the White House to meet with Raegan and his wife, Nancy. But when they got off the vehicle, Raegan was standing close to Glenconner’s door, and he mistook her for Princess Margaret.

Upon seeing the former lady in waiting, Raegan called her little lady, and Princess Margaret heard the remark.

“As Princess Margaret and I looked nothing alike, I was very surprised and immediately tried to correct him, but he wasn’t having it. As he walked off, I could see Princess Margaret and Nancy Reagan looking livid, although I’m not sure whether they were cross with – me or him. I managed to untangle myself, ushering Princess Margaret forward,” she said.

On another occasion, Princess Margaret and Glenconner visited the White House and they made their way to the private apartments. Before the lady in waiting could even set foot in the apartments, Raegan’s wife already stopped her on her tracks. Eventually, she was reunited with Princess Margaret after they realized that she was her staff.

Meanwhile, Princess Margaret also made headlines this week after her alleged affair with Roddy Llewellyn was revisited. In “The Crown,” it was revealed that Princess Margaret crossed paths with Llewellyn after she learned that her husband, Lord Snowdon, cheated on her.

While speaking with Vanity Fair, royal biographer Christopher Warwick said that Llewellyn wasn’t the only man that Princess Margaret entertained. In the past, she was also linked to Anthony Barton, a wine producer, and Princess Margaret’s daughter’s godfather.

“The “short-lived, highly charged affair…would have remained a secret had the Princess not, as is claimed, telephoned Barton’s wife, Eva, to confess all and to say how sorry she was…. A Barton family friend is quoted as saying that Princess Margaret ‘obviously enjoyed the role of femme fatale,” Princess Margaret’s biographer Theo Aronson said.

Margaret the Rebel Princess
Princess Margaret is pictured above at the races at Kingston in 1955. Courtesy of Getty/Popperfoto/Contributor