- The Crown -Why Princess Margaret & Peter Townsend’s Relationship Is Still The Most Heartbreaking Story On ‘The Crown’
True love is supposed to conquer all, right? Well, not if you’re a royal on The Crown and divorce is involved. It is seasons later already, and I’m still reeling from the breakup of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret and Group Captain Peter Townsend. The marriage the Establishment could never let be.
As Season 4 looks to be the tale of another royal relationship that captured the imagination of the British populace, I reflected on the star-crossed lovers of Season 1 that plucked at my heartstrings and snapped them in two when they were torn asunder.
So, why do we still care? Why did their love story find sympathy with millions? Well, let's dive into the forces at work that kept the couple apart, and why we still rooted for them anyway.