Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
|Countess of Snowdon (more)|
|Born||21 August 1930|
Glamis Castle, Scotland, UK
|Died||9 February 2002 (aged 71)|
King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK
King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
|Spouse||Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978)|
|Issue||David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon|
Lady Sarah Chatto
|House||House of Windsor (by birth)|
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]
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.
Death[change | change source]
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 October 1961 – 9 February 2002: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
Ancestry[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- As a titled royal, Margaret held no surname, but when one was used, it was Windsor.
- Warwick, Christopher (2002), Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts, London: Carlton Publishing Group, p. 304, ISBN 0-233-05106-6
- 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).