UK accountant says he's Princess Margaret's son

Robert Brown has been given the right to apply to read the sealed royal wills, which he claims could contain information about his birth to Prince Margaret and former RAF pilot Robert Townsend.

Estate of Affairs

UK accountant says he's Princess Margaret's son

While we all may harbour fantasies about being heir to a royal fortune, 58-year-old Robert Brown has taken the possibility to the extreme. The Kenyan-born British accountant claims to be the secret love child of Queen Elizabeth's late sister, Princess Margaret, and Peter Townsend, a former RAF pilot with whom she reportedly had an affair. After a two-year court battle, Brown recently won the legal right to apply to read the sealed royal wills, which he believes contain information about his birth. As he told The Guardian, "Hopefully I am not a nutcase. I am either right or I am wrong." Given his profession, though, surely he must have a backup retirement strategy?

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Tamar Satov

Tamar Satov is managing editor of CPA Magazine.

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