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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth and her Beloved Sister Princess MargaretEmbed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Margaret’s first love, Peter Towsend.Embed from Getty Images
Young and Beautiful Princess Margaret RoseEmbed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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:
- David, Viscount Linley, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, born 3 November 1961. On 8 October 1993, Snowdon married Hon. Serena Alleyne Stanhope.
- 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.
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.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones circa 1975 in New York City.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Princess Margaret funeral was held on 15 February 2002, the 50th anniversary of her father’s funeral.Embed from Getty Images
Princess Margaret’s coffin being carried into the Queen’s Chapel in St James’s Palace in London, by pallbearers.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
Members of the British Royal Family attended the Funeral of Princess Margaret.Embed from Getty Images
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.Embed from Getty Images
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