Lesley Manville, who starred in the Netflix hit series The Crown, claims she missed Princess Margaret performing a drum solo at Mick Jagger’s home decades before she played the royal in the show.


The Crown on Netflix has Lesley Manville as Princess Margaret in seasons 5 and 6. Manville admitted to nearly running into the king in the late 1980s at Mick Jagger’s Mustique mansion to Entertainment Weekly. Manville claims that she missed seeing Mick Jagger and Princess Margaret play the drums. Morning Brew is read by more than 3 million people; you should too! Thank you for registering! While on vacation in Mustique in the 1980s, actress Lesley Manville missed the opportunity to meet the queen she would later portray.

Manville revealed to Entertainment Weekly that she and her ex-husband Gary Oldman were on the island in the late 1980s vacationing at the same time as Princess Margaret. The Caribbean island is a favorite of Princess Margaret and is a popular destination for celebrities to holiday.

According to the publication, Manville was lodging with David Bowie in his vacation house together with Oldman and their infant.
The actress said that after leaving the island early because she wasn’t feeling well, Bowie called to let her know what she had missed.

Bowie then called me and lamented the fact that I had to return home. They had been invited to Mick Jagger’s the night I left, and Princess Margaret was playing the drums there! Manville stated to EW.

The Queen’s sister was infamous for her wild partying ways on the isolated Caribbean island, according to Marie Claire reported . Her former lady-in-waiting Lady Anne Glenconner, whose husband owns the island, claims that the late royal’s trip to Mustique was a “adventure.” She has never experienced anything like it before, Glenconner told the newspaper.

The actress stated she would have wanted to meet Princess Margaret all those years ago, despite the fact that her personal encounter with Manville never materialized.

Therefore, I would have liked meeting her and watching her play the drums. Yes, but I’m afraid it didn’t because I became unwell and had to return home, which is annoying,” Manville said.

On November 9, Netflix will start streaming “The Crown” season 5.

Season five will follow the royal family into the 1990s and include dramatic recreations of King Charles’ purported plan to succeed Queen Elizabeth and Princess Diana’s BBC tell-all interview.