Friday, 13 January 2017

Death of the Earl of Snowdon

Antony Charles Robert, Earl of Snowdon
March 7th 1930 - January 13th 2017

The Earl of Snowdon, former brother in law of the Queen, has died. He was 86 and passed away peacefully at home.

Antony Charles Robert Armstong-Jones married Princess Margaret, the Queen's only sister, on May 6th 1960 at Westminster Abbey. He was made Earl of Snowdon on October 6th 1961, just a month before their son, David, was born. They went on to have a daughter, Sarah, in 1964 but the marriage ran into trouble and they divorced in 1978.  He married Lucy Lindsay-Hogg in November 1978 but they divorced in 2000.

Lord Snowdon was a renowned photographer and designer and before, during and after his marriage to Princess Margaret was responsible for several collections of royal portraits. He also took a leading role in the organisation of the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales in 1969.

Lord Snowdon is survived by his son and heir, David, Viscount Linley who will succeed to his earldom. He leaves three other children - Lady Sarah Chatto, Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones and Jasper Cable-Alexander.

Photo credit: Chris Gulker via Wiki Commons.

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