Who is David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon? | The Sun

DAVID ARMSTRONG-JONES is the nephew of the late Queen – who passed away on Thursday, September 8, 2022.

He is also the son of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon. Here's everything you need to know about Her Majesty's nephew

Who is David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon? 

The Earl of Snowdon, David Armstrong-Jones, is the son of the late Princess Margaret.

His mother Margaret, the Queen's sister, died in 2002 and he became the 2nd Earl of Snowdon following the death of his father, photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, in 2017.

At the time of his birth on November 3, 1961, The Earl of Snowdon was fifth in line to the throne.

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Following the Queen's passing away, he is 24th in line.

In 2018, the Earl controversially applied to become a member of the House of Lords.

The peer was known as David Armstrong-Jones or Viscount Linley until his father, who became the first Earl of Snowdon after marrying the Queen’s sister, died.

Lord Snowdon is a furniture maker and was previously the boss of top auction house Christie’s.

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His parents married in 1960 and later divorced in 1978.

How was David Armstrong-Jones related to Queen Elizabeth II?

The Earl of Snowdon is the nephew of Queen Elizabeth II and son of the late Princess Margaret.

The Earl was known to have a good relationship with the Queen, as they were often seen joking with each other at festivities and events.

Is David Armstrong-Jones married?

David and Serena Armstrong-Jones married on October 8, 1993, at St Margaret’s Church in Westminster.

The couple met when Serena's father, Viscount Petersham, commissioned David to design furniture a few years earlier.

At the time of the couple's engagement in May 1993, the Earl's father said: "Both David and Serena are very lucky, especially as they share so many common interests, from their love of the arts generally to the enjoyment of outdoor sports, from architecture to ballet and from fashion to furniture design."

The 650 guests at the wedding included the Queen, David's divorced parents, Princess Diana and the Aga Khan.

In 2020, a spokesman for the Earl announced news of his divorce, saying that the split was "amicable".

He 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."

Does David Armstrong-Jones have any children?

David has two children with Serena – Charles Armstrong-Jones, born on July 1, 1999, and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, born on May 14, 2002.

Charles is heir apparent to the Earldom of Snowdon and 25nd in the line of succession to the British throne, after his father.

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He uses his father's subsidiary title of Viscount Linley as a courtesy title.

In 2012, his grand-aunt Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to be her First Page of Honour.

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