Queen’s nephew the Earl of Snowdon and wife to divorce

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The Earl of Snowdon – son of the Queen’s sister, the late Princess Margaret – is splitting from his wife.

The Earl – David Armstrong-Jones – and wife Serena married in October 1993.

The couple have two children – Charles Armstrong-Jones, also known as Viscount Linley, and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones.

The Earl of Snowdon and his daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, at Prince Harry's wedding
Image: The Earl and his daughter, Margarita Armstrong-Jones, at Prince Harry’s wedding
The Earl of Snowdon (third from right) with other royals in August 1987
Image: The Earl of Snowdon (third from right) with other royals in August 1987

A spokesman 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 58-year-old became the second Earl of Snowdon following the death of his father, the photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, in 2017.

Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon with their newborn son in 1961
Image: Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon with their newborn son in 1961
Lord Snowdon senior and Princess Margaret at the Badminton Horse Trials in April 1970
Image: Lord Snowdon senior and Princess Margaret in 1970

Princess Margaret died in 2002.

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This latest royal split follows that of the Queen’s grandson, Peter Phillips, who announced last week that he and his Canadian-born wife Autumn were to separate.

The couple, who married in Windsor in 2008, said they were in the process of divorcing, and will share custody of their two daughters – nine-year-old Savannah and seven-year-old Isla.

Autumn Phillips (left) and Peter Phillips (right) during day five of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse.
Image: Peter and Autumn Phillips announced they were divorcing last week

The Earl of Snowdon – also known by his professional name, David Linley – is a furniture maker who has lectured around the world.

He has reportedly created the interiors of a number of exclusive homes in central London.

In 2006 he was appointed honorary chairman of the auction house Christie’s in Europe, the Middle East, Russia and India.

He is 21st in line to the throne. When he was born, in 1961, he was fifth.

Queen’s nephew the Earl of Snowdon and wife agree ‘amicable divorce’

The Earl of Snowdon – son of the Queen’s sister, the late Princess Margaret – is splitting from his wife.

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