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« Reply #40 on: December 28, 2017, 09:32:56 am »

If this article is true and she and Pete slept together when Margaret was barely 17 he must have started grooming her years before when she was still an unremarkable unworldly 14 year old and Pete was a figure of trust in her life. That ' what makes it borderline pedophilia IMO.
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« Reply #41 on: December 28, 2017, 12:04:56 pm »

When Margaret was 14 in 1944 she was away at Windsor Castle under the eagle eye of 'Crawfie', her governess. I can't see Peter Townsend getting away with much under those circumstances. Anyway, wasn't Townsend ADC to the King at that time and travelling about with him? (It was still wartime.) Later maybe, after Miss Crawford had left and the family were distracted by the King's bad health after the war. Who knows!
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« Reply #42 on: December 28, 2017, 01:28:29 pm »

Even when a teenager is involved, I wouldn't immediately go to "p*edo" and "grooming" thoughts. Not all teenagers look like children, whilst some 20-somethings can look like kids still.. Either way, pphilia is an attraction to children and Margaret was not a child anymore. And never underestimate the will and power of a teenager, esp one who thinks they're adults, wants to behave and be treated like an adult, and acts on their hormones. I wouldn't put either Townsend nor Margaret as victim here of anything. Also as pointed out above, we see 16/ 17 year olds as children still, at the time they were basically adults and many about to be married. I am not at all sanctioning this or excusing it, they are both to me despicable, as it seems quite clear that she was the reason why his marriage failed, and I have had the very suspicion for the longest time that the marriage failed because of his affair with Maragret & that they fudged the timeline officially, and this confirms it to me. They certainly were preoccupied with the king's health, and whilst everyone knows everything, I think that time was easy to "fly under the radar", everyone worried about the king and at the same time I'd assume due to his poor health he wasn't relied quite all the information.

I too would like to know how they avoided pregnancy at the time and wasn't she terrified of getting pregnant? Even if abortions had been illegal, I believe that a doctor would still have performed one at the request of king & queen. There is a story from a man who's dead-set that Margaret & Townsend are his parents. hmmm...

What has me personally much more shocked is that Mrs Townsend chose to make the divorce "her fault" and protect that wretched family from scandal. And she took the scandal to her grave, one of her sons is rightly upset about it. I suspect that most in the circle knew, but still. The woman had a blemish on her just so the Windsors could look as saintly as ever. Disgusting.

PS Can't wait for the publication of Townsend's letters to M in 2030, imo that ought to reveal quite a bit, unless the most revealing remain private or were destroyed...
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« Reply #43 on: December 28, 2017, 04:18:29 pm »

He proposed to a 19 year old a few years after he and Margaret broke up. She was of age of course but he liked them younger.
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