Margaret Thatcher ‘got rid of Queen’ to brew herself tea at Balmoral, claims David Linley’s ex-girlfriend Susannah Constantine
- Margaret Thatcher once ‘booted the queen for the road’ to make herself tea while in a Balmoral fisherman’s hut, Susannah Constantine claims
- The fashion guru dated David Linley, Princess Margaret’s son, in the 1980s
- Susannah added ‘incredibly bossy’ Margaret Thatcher ‘just wanted control’
Margaret Thatcher once ‘walked out on the queen’ to make herself tea, Susannah Constantine claims.
The fashion guru, who had an eight-year relationship with the queen’s cousin David Linley, said she witnessed the awkward meeting during a summer at Balmoral in the 1980s and that the former prime minister ‘just wanted to take control’ and ‘ was unbelievably bossy.
Susannah said the royal party was in a fishing hut in the grounds of the Scottish castle when Her Majesty tried to serve tea to her guests.
Margaret Thatcher once ‘walked out on the queen’ to make herself tea, Susannah Constantine claims. The Queen and Margaret Thatcher are depicted together in 1979 in Zambia
“The Queen would like to pour everyone’s tea, and I remember Margaret Thatcher almost got out of her way to serve everyone’s tea,” she said. People magazine.
Series four of The Crown shows Margaret and Denis Thatcher’s first visit to Balmoral, which took place in August 1979, and shows the Tory leader ‘failed’ the so-called ‘Balmoral test.
While The Crown’s portrayal of the visit is not entirely accurate, the Prime Minister would have considered her early visits to Balmoral “ purgatory, ” according to Queen’s biographer Ben Pimlott, and she would leave as early as possible on the finale. day of the visit.
Susannah dated Princess Margaret’s son Viscount Linley, aka David Armstrong-Jones, in the 1980s.
After they broke up, she stayed close to the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, until she died in 2002.
Speaking about Loose Women last year, the What Not To Wear star revealed how she suffered a spectacular wardrobe malfunction while dining at the royal palace.
Fashion guru Susannah Constantine, who had dated the Queen’s cousin David Linley for eight years, said she witnessed the awkward meeting during a summer at Balmoral in the 1980s and that the former prime minister “ just wanted to be in control ” and “ incredible. bossy ‘. Susannah and David are pictured together in 1984
She said she was sitting next to Prince Philip and Prince Edward when she had a ‘spectacular’ clothing malfunction.
“ I was in this beautiful Valentino dress that my dad bought me and I was eating this soup and suddenly I felt a breeze and realized the straps were torn, ” she recalls.
Fortunately, the royal house staff came to the rescue, as Susannah explained: ‘My breasts were out, they almost fell in the soup, and without saying a word, a butler came with two safety pins and attached them to the back and I put my breasts back in. place.’
She also explained that Margaret was “fantastic and took me to the bathroom.” She did it again [the pins] so they weren’t seen. We laughed so much ‘.
After they split, she stayed close to the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, until she died in 2002. Pictured together in 1984
Susannah also spoke of the close relationship she had with Princess Margaret and told the Loose Women that she had “ had a great impact on my life in a very positive way, ” adding that the late royal family was especially supportive after working with her mother. a diagnosis of manic depression.
Speaking to People, Susannah also said that Margaret was one of “the most emotionally intelligent people she has ever met.”
‘I felt listened to by someone I loved, respected and admired,’
Susannah’s friendship with the Countess of Snowdon lasted longer than her relationship with David, with the late royal family even hosting her an engagement party ahead of her wedding to Danish businessman Sten Bertelsen.