Princess Margaret
UNITED KINGDOM

PRINCESS MARGARET, COUNTESS OF SNOWDON

Princess Margaret Rose was the beloved only sister of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Princess was born on 21 August 1930 at Glamis Castle in Scotland as the younger daughter of The Duke and Duchess of York, who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her Beloved Sister Princess Margaret

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When Margaret was young, she fell in love with Captain Peter Townsend, a divorced man. In 1953, Towsend proposed to the Princess. She eventually abandoned her plans with him.

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Princess Margaret’s first love, Peter Towsend.

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Young and Beautiful Princess Margaret Rose

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Princess Margaret’s Wedding

On 6 May 1960, Princess Margaret married the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones. In 1961, Margaret’s husband was created Earl of Snowdon.

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The Princess worn the Poltimore tiara. Her wedding dress was designed by Norman Hartnell.



Princess Margaret Children

The Countess and the Earl of Snowdon had two children:

  • Lady Sarah Chatto, born 1 May 1964. She married Daniel Chatto on 14 July 1994 at St Stephen Walbrook, a church in the City of London.
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Countess of Snowdon, with her husband Lord Snowdon, Antony Armstrong Jones, and their children David (Lord Linley) and Sarah Armstrong Jones, 1974.

Princess Margaret’s daughter Lady Sarah Chatto.



Princess Margaret’s Divorce

The Earl of Snowdon and Princess Margaret divorced in 1978.

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Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones circa 1975 in New York City.

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Princess Margaret’s Last Years

The Princess’s last years were marked by illness and disability. She died in the King Edward VII’s Hospital, London, on 9 February 2002 at the age of 71.

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Princess Margaret funeral was held on 15 February 2002, the 50th anniversary of her father’s funeral.

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Princess Margaret’s coffin being carried into the Queen’s Chapel in St James’s Palace in London, by pallbearers.

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Princess Margaret’s coffin covered with Her Royal Standard Flag lies at Rest In The Queen’s Chapel at St James’s Palace before The Funeral of The Princess.

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Members of the British Royal Family attended the Funeral of Princess Margaret.

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Queen Elizabeth II shows her grief at the loss of her only sister. With her are Princess Margaret’s son the then Lord Linley and her daughter Lady Sarah Chatto.

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