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Saturday, 9 February, 2002, 13:17 GMT
In pictures: Princess Margaret's life
Princess Margaret in 1965
Princess Margaret was a glamorous figure, renowned for her sparkle and charm

The family in 1973
She and husband Earl Snowdon had two children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones

At the Royal Opera House in 1977
Margaret had a great love of ballet and was friends with the flamboyant Rudolph Nureyev (centre)

Margaret (centre) awaiting the Queen on Mustique in 1977 with friends Lady Ann Tennant and Lord Tennant
The tiny Caribbean island of Mustique became a second home and hideaway

Roddy Llewellyn
It was on Mustique that she holidayed with Roddy Llewellyn - the affair ended her troubled marriage

Margaret (here in 1983) cut down her habit from 60-a-day to 30 but was criticised for continuing to smoke at all
A life-long smoker, the princess had part of a lung removed in 1985.

Pictured in 1996
She was patron of many charities, from the NSPCC to the Royal Ballet

In 1997
By the late 1990s her health was declining but she continued to carry out official engagements

Recovering from scalding her feet
She suffered a stroke in 1998 and badly scalded her feet the next year, leaving her needing a wheelchair

Accompanied by her son Lord Linley and his wife
She was well enough to attend a thanksgiving service for the Queen in 2000

Arriving at Clarence House
But she was visibly fragile by the Queen Mother's 101st birthday last August

Princess Margaret (right) with the Queen (left) and Princess Alice outside Kensington Palace
She was last seen in public in December 2001 at birthday celebrations for her aunt, Princess Alice


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