BBC: Princess Margaret dies
Speaking from Sierra Leone, [UK Prime Minister, Tony Blair] said: "I know the whole country will be deeply saddened by Princess Margaret's death."
I think the Observer captured the mood of the nation far more accurately:
The death of the 71-year-old Princess Margaret Rose, Countess of Snowdon, one-time second in line to the throne, who grew old disgracefully and spent her last years in miserable ill-health, was yesterday being mourned by family and friends - but not, necessarily, by Britain. We did not grieve.