HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, Sister of Queen Elizabeth II, and husband photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon on a private visit to Iran are greeted by the Shah at Golestan Palace, Tehran, Iran. The couple divroced in the late 70’s but were married from 1960 – 1978 and had a son and daughter. (circa 1970’s)
In 1961, the Princess’s husband was created Earl of Snowdon, whereupon she became formally styled HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. They had two children, both born by Caesarean section at Margaret’s request: David, Viscount Linley in 1961 and Lady Sarah in 1964.
The marriage widened Princess Margaret’s social circle beyond the Court and aristocracy to include show business celebrities and bohemians, and was seen at the time as reflecting the breakdown of class barriers. The Snowdons experimented with the styles and fashions of the 1960s.
It is argued that Margaret’s most enduring legacy is an accidental one. Perhaps unwittingly, Margaret paved the way for public acceptance of royal divorce. Her life, if not her actions, made the decisions and choices of her sister’s children, three of whom divorced, easier than they otherwise would have been.
Princess Margaret (1930-2002) a Bio:
“All by Myself” Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon
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