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BREAKING: Lord Snowdon, former husband to Princess Margaret, dies aged 86

Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died peacefully at the age of 86 a family spokesperson has announced.

The world-renowned photographer and film maker married The Queen’s sister in 1960, but divorced a few years later in 1978.

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Queen is aware of Lord Snowdon’s death.

Lord Snowdon and Princess Margaret had two children together before they separated, David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley, and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones.

The announcement of his engagement to Margaret, on 26 February 1960, took the press by surprise. Margaret had taken care to conceal the romance from reporters.

On 11 July 1978, the Snowdons’ divorce was finalised. It was the first divorce of a senior Royal since Princess Victoria of Edinburgh in 1901. Though her marriage to Lord Snowdon had begun with great happiness, with the addition of their children David and Sarah, their unhappiness began to be well known within the family and eventually in March 1976, an announcement was made regarding their separation.

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  • Suzan Smith

    18 years is more than a few surely

    • Dana Lee Pertermann


  • Mr. Christian

    My condolences and prayers to the children. Here is a Sonnet by William Shakespeare that speaks to all, that my wife had illuminated for me.
    When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
    And dig deep trenches in thy beauty’s field,
    Thy youth’s proud livery, so gazed on now,
    Will be a tattered weed, of small worth held:
    Then being asked where all thy beauty lies,
    Where al the treasure of thy lusty days,
    To say within thine own deep-sunken eyes
    Were an all-eating shame and thriftless praise.
    How much more praise deserved thy beauty’s use
    If thou could answer, “This fair child of mine
    Shall sum my count and make my old excuse,”
    Proving his beauty by succession thine.
    This were to be new made when thou art old
    And see thy blood warm, when thou feel’st it cold.

    I commend this Sonnet to the Queen, her family; and, families everywhere. Amen

    • Lynn Foster


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