Princess Margaret’s closest confidante Lady Glenconner says ‘perfect’ Prince William and Kate Middleton are the ‘golden couple’ of the royal family
- Lady Glenconner, 87, was lady-in-waiting and close friend of Princess Margaret
- Her late husband Colin Tennant bought private island Mustique in 1945
- Called Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37, ‘perfect’ and a ‘golden couple’
- Said Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are ‘just right’ for the younger generation
- Also revealed they told her they ‘loved’ holidaying in Mustique as it is ‘so private’
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are a ‘perfect’ ‘golden couple’, according to Princess Margaret’s closest confidante Lady Anne Glenconner.
Lady Anne Glenconner, 87, told the Times that Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37, are ‘absolutely splendid’ and ‘just right for the younger generation’.
The former lady-in-waiting also revealed how the couple told her they ‘loved’ holidaying on private island Mustique, which was owned by Lady Glenconner’s late husband Colin Tennant.
She said: ‘They said how much they enjoyed Mustique because its so private. We’ve got turtles now and evidently George and Charlotte loved it.’
Lady Anne Glenconne, 87, called Prince William, 37, and Kate Middleton, 37, a ‘golden couple’ and said the royal couple were ‘just right for the royal generation’
She went on to reveal that Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, had ‘loved’ holidaying on luxury island of Mustique with their parents
Lady Glenconner grew up living next to Queen Elizabeth and her sister Princess Margaret at Holkham Hall, which neighboured Sandringham.
She became great friends with Margaret, and was her lady-in-waiting until the royal’s death in 2002.
She has also known Prince William and Prince Harry since they were children, even bathing the boys together when they were young.
She called Prince William and Kate ‘absolutely splendid’ together and added that they were a ‘golden couple’.
Lady Glenconner suggested that Prince George and Princess Charlotte had ‘loved’ spending time at luxury island Mustique
She added that she holds ‘great admiration’ for them both.
Lady Glenconner was married to the late Colin Tennant, who bought and transformed Mustique into a paradise where the Cambridges holiday in every year.
The idyllic Caribbean destination has been a favourite of the royal couple for years.
Last year Prince George learned to swim in the crystal clear aquamarine Caribbean sea ahead of his birthday on July 22.
Lady Glenconner said that she had travelled with the Cambridges on a flight to the island for a trip to celebrate 60 years since Colin had bought the island.
She said the royal couple told her how much they loved spending time there.
Lady Glenconner was a great friend of Princess Margaret, as well as a lady-in-waiting (pictured together)
Lady Glenconner’s husband Colin Tennant transformed Mustique, where the royals often holiday (pictured, the Queen and Princess Margaret on the Carribean island in 1977)
Lady Glenconner also suggested that the younger royals had taken an interest in the island’s wildlife.
She added: ‘Nobody bothers them. They’re so used to the royal family there that nobody takes a blind bit of notice.’
Lady Glenconner recently released best-selling book ‘Lady in Waiting: My Extraordinary Life in the Shadow of the Crown’ and has spoken about how the memoir was an attempt to ‘set the record straight’ after false accounts of her life have been published before.