Princess Margaret was so impressed with a new angling museum and country clothes display in Saturday that she made an almost unprecedented return trip later in the day. And a third visit may also be on the cards. Her Royal Highness The Countess of Snowdon officially opened the new House of Hardy fishing tackle museum at lunchtime, but was so delighted with what she saw that she paid a special return private visit later in the afternoon.
Managing director of House of Hardy, Mr John Holland, revealed that Princess Margaret made the unscheduled trip to the £250,000 building between 4.15pm and 4.50pm. Mr Holland said the full private party of Princess Margaret, Lord Westbury, Lord and Lady Ridley, lady-in-waiting and private detectives attended the museum and country store.