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Princess Margaret
Countess of Snowdon (more)
Princess Margaret.jpg
Born(1930-08-21)21 August 1930
Glamis Castle, Scotland, UK
Died9 February 2002(2002-02-09) (aged 71)
King Edward VII Hospital, London, UK
King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle
SpouseAntony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon (m. 1960, div. 1978)
IssueDavid Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon[1]
Lady Sarah Chatto [2]
Full name
Margaret Rose[3]
HouseHouse of Windsor (by birth)
FatherGeorge VI
MotherElizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon CI GCVO GCStJ (Margaret Rose; 21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002), was the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II and the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Early life

Margaret was born in Glamis Castle, Scotland.

In 1961, she married the photographer Anthony Armstrong-Jones, who was made Earl of Snowdon. After they divorced she was known as Princess Margaret Countess of Snowdon; the Earl's new wife was simply the Countess of Snowdon. Armstrong-Jones died in 2017, almost 15 years after Margaret.

Illness and death

in January 2002, one month before her death from stroke it was announced Princess Margaret was admitted to hospital.

She died one month later on 9 February 2002 of a stroke in the King Edward VII Hospital.[4] She was cremated so she could be buried next to her beloved father, King George VI at St George's Chapel. her mother Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother survived her by a month, she died on 30 March 2002 aged 101 and was also buried in St George's Chapel. [5]

Titles and styles

  • 21 August 1930 – 11 December 1936: Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of York
  • 11 December 1936 – 3 October 1961: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret[6]
  • 3 October 1961 – 9 February 2002: Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon



  1. "David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon". Fandom Royalty Wiki.,_2nd_Earl_of_Snowdon. 
  2. "Lady Sarah Chatto". Fandom Royalty Wiki. 
  3. As a titled royal, Margaret held no surname, but when one was used, it was Windsor.
  4. Warwick, Christopher (2002), Princess Margaret: A Life of Contrasts, London: Carlton Publishing Group, p. 304, ISBN 0-233-05106-6  
  5. Richard Kay (12 Feb 2002). "Margaret chose cremation to be near her father". 
  6. Princess Margaret at no time assumed the title "Princess Margaret, Mrs Antony Armstrong-Jones" (see e.g. issues of the London Gazette 1 November 1960, 25 November 1960, 24 February 1961, 28 February 1961, 3 March 1961 and 24 March 1961).