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Royal Weddings: The wedding of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon

Princess Margaret’s years as a single woman were followed with the most considerable interest in Britain, where there was a great deal of excitement over her choice of husband. It was assumed in 1955 that she would marry Peter Townsend. However, Townsend was a divorcee at a time when the Church of England wouldn’t allow the remarriage of a divorcee with a living former spouse. Princess…
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Meet the new Earl of Snowdon

Following the death of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, former husband of Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret, the new Earl of Snowdon is their son, David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones. Although he succeeded to his father’s peerage immediately upon his death, it is part of a well-established convention not to style him as Earl of Snowdon until after his father’s…
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