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More sorrow for The Queen as her nephew announces he is to divorce

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The Queen has been hit with the news of another divorce in her family – less than a week after her grandson announced that he too was to separate from his wife.

The Earl of Snowdon, the son of Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, is to divorce his wife, Serena.

Lord Snowdon is nephew to The Queen and married Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon, in 1993.

According to the Daily Express, both Lord and Lady Snowdon have now filed divorce papers after their 26 year marriage.

A spokesperson for the couple said: “The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced.

“They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family.”

The news comes less than a week after The Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, announced that he was to divorce his wife, Autumn.

David Armstrong-Jones was born on 3 November 1961 and was styled as Viscount Linley up until his father’s death in 2017.

As a grandson of George VI, he currently stands 21st in line to succeed his aunt, Her Majesty The Queen. He is the first person in the line of succession not to be a direct descendant of Her Majesty.

David married The Hon Serena Stanhope in 1993, and they have two children: Charles (born in 1999), who currently holds the title of Viscount Linley, and his sister, Lady Margarita (born in 2002).

In 2011, Lady Margarita was one of the bridesmaids in Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s wedding at Westminster Abbey.