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Entertainment Revealed: Journalists broke into Princess Margaret’s hotel room during her 1949 trip to Italy to find out what NAIL VARNISH she was wearing

13:30  14 september  2018
13:30  14 september  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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a woman sitting on a bench: Journalists broke into Princess Margaret's hotel room during her trip to Italy in May 1949. Margaret, who was 18 at the time, is pictured here in Stresa, northern Italy© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Journalists broke into Princess Margaret's hotel room during her trip to Italy in May 1949. Margaret, who was 18 at the time, is pictured here in Stresa, northern Italy

Italian journalists broke into Princess Margaret's hotel room to find out what nail varnish she was wearing, a documentary has revealed.

Royal expert Beatrice Behlen said the Queen's younger sister was 'absolutely hounded' during a trip to Italy in May 1949.

The fashion curator explained how Margaret, who was just 18 at the time, had quickly become an 'icon' around the world, and was photographed everywhere she went.

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Speaking on the BBC documentary Princess Margaret: The Rebel Royal, Beatrice said: 'She went to Italy, and people are just totally hounding her.

'They actually broke into her hotel room to find out what nail varnish she was wearing, and that was reported in the press.'

An issue of LIFE from 1949 recounts how 'an Italian newspaper woman had managed to slip into the Princess' hotel suite',  Hello! reports.

It goes on to explain that 'she discovered that she was reading a book called Busman's Honeymoon, using Tweed perfume and Peggy Sage nail polish. '

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a man and a woman taking a selfie: Royal expert Beatrice Behlen explained how Margaret (pictured on the Italian island of Capri in 1949) had quickly become an 'icon' all over the world© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Royal expert Beatrice Behlen explained how Margaret (pictured on the Italian island of Capri in 1949) had quickly become an 'icon' all over the world

Peggy Sage is a cosmetics brand set up by its eponymous US founder in 1925, and still sells a large range of nail varnishes today.

Journalists reported that Margaret was using a nail polish by Peggy Sage. Pictured is one of the brand's nail varnishes still on sale today© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Journalists reported that Margaret was using a nail polish by Peggy Sage. Pictured is one of the brand's nail varnishes still on sale today

But while the brand of nail polish worn by Margaret was reported by the press, the exact shade was not mention.

The Tweed perfume that Margaret was said to have worn was created by Lentheric in 1924 and is described as a 'sensuous woody floral fragrance.'

Behlen suggested that the amount of attention that the Queen's younger sister received during her trip to Italy came as a surprise to her.

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'[It] wasn't expected. In England, the press was actually a lot more reverent.

'I think it was a bit of a shock,' she explained.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Margaret (pictured far left in Venice in 1949, along her lady-in-waiting, far right) visited a number of Italian cities during her trip, including Venice and Rome© Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Margaret (pictured far left in Venice in 1949, along her lady-in-waiting, far right) visited a number of Italian cities during her trip, including Venice and Rome

Margaret visited Rome, Venice, Florence and the island of Capri during her trip to Italy in 1949, as well as Stresa, in the north of the country.

Later that year, she also enjoyed a five-day visit to Paris, where she met fashion designer Christian Dior.

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