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    • 1958: Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones meet. © Keystone-France Princess Margaret And Armstrong-Jones In 1960. According to The Telegraph, three years after publicly declaring the end of her scrutinized relationship with divorcé Group Captain Peter Townsend (who was 16 years her senior), Margaret met Lord Snowdon.
    • 1959: They pull off an undercover engagement. During the Christmas holiday in 1959, Vanity Fair reports that Armstrong-Jones asked for Queen Elizabeth II's permission to propose to her sister.
    • 1960: Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon's fairy tale wedding is televised. © ullstein bild Dtl. - Getty Images Margaret Rose, Prinzessin - Graefin von Snowdon, GB/ Hochzeit mit Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
    • 1961: The couple have their first child. © Getty Images - Getty Images (FILE PHOTO) Princess Margaret. Despite the obvious strife we see depicted between the two during season 3 of The Crown, the early part of their marriage was blissful.
  1. Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon - Wikipedia

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    Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, CI, GCVO, CD (Margaret Rose; 21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002) was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II. Margaret spent much of her childhood with her parents and sister.

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  3. The Ups and Downs of Princess Margaret's Love Life - Biography

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    Mar 13, 2019 · Princess Margaret and Peter Townsend leaving Windsor Castle in April 1952. Photo: Popperfoto/Getty Images ... On March 19, 1976, it was announced: "HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon ...

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  4. Princess Margaret And Peter Townsend: The Truth Behind Their ...

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    Dec 13, 2016 · Captain Peter Townsend was a brilliant war hero who proposed to Princess Margaret in 1953, but in The Crown, we see England’s Prime Minister Anthony Eden voicing the cabinet’s displeasure at the idea of a union between Princess Margaret and Peter. He even went so far as to tell Margaret that she would face a very real exile for five years ...

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  5. Princess Margaret still found Peter Townsend “charming” after ...

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    Feb 14, 2018 · Princess Margaret still found Peter Townsend “charming” after 30 years. After her divorce from Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon in 1978, Princess Margaret met her former love, Peter Townsend, for lunch 30 years after their romance ended. Princess Margaret told her close friend Lady Glenconner what she thought of Peter after the ...

  6. History Of Princess Margaret Tumultuous Marriage

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    Nov 18, 2019 · Princess Margaret Met Tony Armstrong-Jones In 1960. Margaret first met Tony, a.k.a. Lord Snowdon, in 1958 and, a couple of months later, sat for a portrait with him. Before long, the two struck up ...

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  7. Princess Margaret - Children, Husband & Death - Biography

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    • Who Was Princess Margaret?
    • Early Years
    • Controversial Romance
    • Marriage and Scandal
    • Charities and Honors
    • Health Problems and Death

    The younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, Princess Margaret became known for an independent streak, her reputation bolstered by a controversial relationship with royal equerry Peter Townsend. The princess wed photographer Antony Armstrong-Jonesin 1960, but their marriage was also marked by scandal before their divorce in 1978, the first in the royal family in 400 years. Margaret died in London following a stroke on February 9, 2002.

    Princess Margaret Rose was born on August 21, 1930, at Glamis Castle, Scotland, the second daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. Following the abdication of Edward VIII to marry American Wallis Simpson, her parents were crowned King George VI and Queen Elizabethin 1937. As a child, Margaret enjoyed swimming and displayed a talent for the piano. She was educated at Buckingham Palace but moved to Windsor Castle upon the outbreak of World War II.

    Following the war, Margaret appeared in the public eye more frequently. Oft contrasted with her older sister, Elizabeth, the glamorous young beauty developed a reputation as an independent spirit who enjoyed socializing late into the night. Margaret soon grew close to Group Captain Peter Townsend, a war hero and royal equerry, and their secret relationship was revealed at the coronation of her sister, Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. However, Townsend was an older man and a recent divorcé, and the relationship was said to be frowned upon by the Church and Parliament. The Queen and Prime Minister Anthony Eden eventually reached an agreement in which Margaret could marry Townsend in exchange for forfeiting her rights to succession. Ultimately, Margaret chose not to follow through with the arrangement, and she announced her split from Townsend in October 1955. READ MORE: The Ups and Downs of Princess Margaret's Love Life

    Princess Margaret eventually struck up a relationship with photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who was appointed 1st Earl of Snowdon following their marriage in May 1960. Their son, David Albert Charles, was born in November 1961, and daughter, Lady Sarah Frances Elizabeth, followed in May 1964. By the late 1960s, Margaret and Lord Snowdon's high-profile union was rumored to be on the rocks. Although they remained married, Margaret developed a relationship with a younger landscape gardener named Roddy Llewellyn, which became known to the public when the two were photographed together on vacation in early 1976. The press, which was already grumbling about the princess's diminishing public appearances, pounced on the affair. Margaret and Lord Snowdon separated shortly after the scandal reached headlines, and in May 1978 they completed their divorce, the first by a British royal couple in 400 years. READ MORE: Princess Margaret: What Really Happened on Her 1965 Tour of the United States

    Although she drew the most attention for her extravagant lifestyle, Princess Margaret was involved with more than 80 charities and organizations. Among them, she served as president of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children and president of the Royal Ballet. Additionally, Margaret was appointed commander in chief of several military units, including the 15th/19th The King's Royal Hussars. She was appointed Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order in 1953 and the Order of St. John of Jerusalem three years later, and was awarded the Royal Victorian Chain in 1990.

    Like her father and following years of heavy smoking, Princess Margaret underwent an operation to remove part of her left lung in early 1985. In 1993, she contracted pneumonia. No longer the subject of media scrutiny, Margaret withdrew into private life as the tabloids focused on Princess Dianaand a younger generation of royals. She dealt with increasing health problems in later years, enduring a series of strokes and an accident with scalding bathwater. After her third stroke, the princess died on February 9, 2002, in London. More than a decade later, Princess Margaret figured prominently in The Crown, a popular drama about the British monarchy during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II. Additionally, the 2018 documentary series Elizabeth: Our Queenincluded a segment in which big sister revealed her approval of Margaret's relationship with Roddy Llewellyn, because "he made her really happy."

  8. A Timeline of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon's Marriage

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    • 1958: Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones meet. According to The Telegraph, three years after publicly declaring the end of her scrutinized relationship with divorcé Group Captain Peter Townsend (who was 16 years her senior), Margaret met Lord Snowdon.
    • 1959: They pull off an undercover engagement. During the Christmas holiday in 1959, Vanity Fair reports that Armstrong-Jones asked for Queen Elizabeth II's permission to propose to her sister.
    • 1960: Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon's fairy tale wedding is televised. Princess Margaret, then 29 years old, and Armstrong-Jones, then 30, were married in an elaborate ceremony at Westminster Abbey on May 6.
    • 1961: The couple have their first child. Despite the obvious strife we see depicted between the two during season 3 of The Crown, the early part of their marriage was blissful.
  9. Peter Townsend (RAF officer) - Wikipedia

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    Group Captain Peter Wooldridge Townsend, CVO, DSO, DFC & Bar (22 November 1914 – 19 June 1995) was a British Royal Air Force officer, flying ace, courtier and author. He was equerry to King George VI from 1944 to 1952 and held the same position for Queen Elizabeth II from 1952 to 1953.

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