As the 75th anniversary of VE Day – Victory in Europe – arrives tomorrow, Britain will be remembering how the hardships of World War 2 came to a celebratory end back in 1945. Te 94-year-old Queen and her late sister Margaret were both in London for the momentous occasion, after they spent some of their most formative years in England during the Blitz. A BBC interview to celebrate the 50th anniversary of VE Day, conducted in 1995, reveals what Margaret truly thought about that time of her life in comparison to her father’s thoughts.
Interviewer Richard Astbury remembered how George had described his daughters in his diary on VE Day.
He wrote: “Poor darlings, they’ve never had any fun yet.”
Margaret chuckled when Mr Astbury retold the late King’s observation.
The BBC interviewer then asked: “Did it seem like that at the time?”
King George VI, Princess Elizabeth (now Queen) and Princess Margaret (Image: Getty)
Margaret and Elizabeth gave their first public broadcast in 1940 (Image: Getty)
The royal replied: “No, I don’t think so, because they were very good at making it all fun.”
However, Margaret also made it clear that VE Day’s celebrations were completely unforgettable.
She explained how “all the wonderful crowds” and how it was a “culmination of excitement” at the end of the war.
The Royal Family appeared on Buckingham Palace’s balcony seven times throughout the day at the request of the huge crowds gathered below.
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Margaret was nine years old when the war started and 15 when it drew to a close (Image: Getty/BBC)
Margaret explained:”You couldn’t say anything [on the balcony], the noise was horrific!
“What was very exciting was when the lights came on, because it was a complete antithesis to the blackout.
“You can’t imagine how awful that