The Queen developed a 'good left hook' when she was young after having fights with Princess Margaret despite being close

DESPITE having a close relationship, the Queen and her sister Princess Margaret had their fair share of fights when they were young, which allegedly led the Monarch to to develop a "good left hook".

The pair become much closer after the death of their father, the King, in 1936, but just like any siblings they often engaged in "punching" and "biting" fights.

Speaking to Channel 5's new documentary Princess Margaret: Rebel without a Crown, royal expert Victoria Arbiter, said: "There’s some lovely archive footage of Elizabeth and Margaret when they were growing up.

"It really speaks to the close relationship they shared and you can understand why. They didn’t go to regular schools, they were each other’s best friend.

But the expert explained that "they would go at it" and that "Marian Crawford, their governess, said they didn’t hesitate to argue and fight."

"Elizabeth apparently had a good left hook," she explained, "whereas Margaret wasn’t shy to bite her sister in return."

Victoria added: "There were the ups and downs you would imagine from siblings as well. But really, at the end of the day, they had each other’s backs."

According to, the royal commentator also suggested thatPrincess Elizabeth (now the Queen)was appreciative of her exuberant younger sister as Margaret helped ease the pressure the future Queen suddenly saw put on her at the age of 10.

Victoria continued: "Elizabeth was quite happy for Margaret to be the centre of attention because she said, ‘if Margo is there, she makes everybody laugh.’

"And so it took the pressure off Elizabeth who perhaps was more introverted compared to her mischievous sister."

The dynamic of their relationship allegedly shifted, however, as a result of Margaret and Elizabeth's uncle abdicating which saw the siblings separated so Elizabeth could start her preparations as future Queen.

Princess Margaret continued her education under governesses her mother, Queen Elizabeth, selected while her eldest sister began classes with tutors from Eton in constitutional history and politics, reports.

But, according to Lady Glenconnor, a close friend to the young princess,Margaret believed she had been kept at an intellectual disadvantage so that she was not a threat to the Queen.

Lady Glenconnor also served as a lady-in-waiting to the Queen on her coronation day in 1952.

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