Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

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Princess Margaret
Countess of Snowdon (more)
Spouse Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978)
David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
Lady Sarah Chatto
Full name
Margaret Rose[1]
House House of Windsor (by birth)
Father George VI
Mother Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Born 21 August 1930(1930-08-21)
Glamis Castle, Scotland, UK
Died 9 February 2002(2002-02-09) (aged 71)
King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK
Burial King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

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.

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.

Margaret died on 9 February 2002 of a stroke in a London hospital.[2]

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[3]
  • 3 October 1961 – 9 February 2002: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

Ancestry[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. As a titled royal, Margaret held no surname, but when one was used, it was Windsor.
  2. Warwick, p.304
  3. 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).