A comely wench


IT might have been a week to forget for Princess Margaret after the revelations in Channel 4's programme Secret Lives about her complicated personal life, but her daughter recently proved that the life of a royal doesn't have to be spent always in the limelight.

Locals in Morrissey's of Abbeyleix, the town where Princess Margaret and her ex-husband Anthony Armstrong-Jones spent many summers in the 1960s at the de Vesci estate, might have wondered about the presence of four Special Branch men in the pub recently when a new barmaid started pulling the pints. A closer look might have revealed she was in fact Sarah Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margaret's daughter, who hash been a visitor to the pub since childhood and who stepped in to help publican Paddy Mulhall.