Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

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Princess Margaret
Countess of Snowdon (more)
Princess Margaret.jpg
Born(1930-08-21)21 August 1930
Glamis Castle, Scotland, UK
Died9 February 2002(2002-02-09) (aged 71)
King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK
King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
SpouseAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978)
IssueDavid Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon[1]
Lady Sarah Chatto [2]
Full name
Margaret Rose[3]
HouseHouse of Windsor (by birth)
FatherGeorge VI
MotherElizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon CI GCVO GCStJ (Margaret Rose; 21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002), was the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II and the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Early life[change | change source]

Margaret was born in Glamis Castle, Scotland.

In 1961, she married the photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, who was made Earl of Snowdon. After they divorced she was known as Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon; the Earl's new wife was simply the Countess of Snowdon. Armstrong-Jones died in 2017, almost 15 years after Margaret.

Illness and death[change | change source]

in January 2002, one month before her death from stroke it was announced Princess Margaret was admitted to hospital.

She died one month later on 9 February 2002 of a stroke in the King Edward VII Hospital.[4] She was cremated so she could be buried next to her beloved father, King George VI at St George's Chapel. her mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother survived her by a month, she died on 30 March 2002 aged 101 and was also buried in St George's Chapel. [5]

Titles and styles[change | change source]

  • 21 August 1930 – 11 December 1936: Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of York
  • 11 December 1936 – 3 October 1961: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret[6]
  • 3 October 1961 – 9 February 2002: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

Ancestry[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon". Fandom Royalty Wiki.
  2. "Lady Sarah Chatto". Fandom Royalty Wiki.
  3. As a titled royal, Margaret held no surname, but when one was used, it was Windsor.
  4. Warwick, Christopher (2002), Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts, London: Carlton Publishing Group, p. 304, ISBN 0-233-05106-6
  5. Richard Kay (12 Feb 2002). "Margaret chose cremation to be near her father".
  6. Princess Margaret at no time assumed the title "Princess Margaret, Mrs Antony Armstrong-Jones" (see e.g. issues of the London Gazette 1 November 1960, 25 November 1960, 24 February 1961, 28 February 1961, 3 March 1961 and 24 March 1961).