LONDON – Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret of England and brother-in-law of Queen Elizabeth II, died on Friday at the age of 86, said the photography agency he worked with.
Camera Press confirmed on its website that Anthony Armstrong-Jones, a photographer by profession, had died peacefully at his home.
The Count of Snowdon and Margaret, the Queen’s only sister, married at Westminster Abbey in May 1960, but the couple separated after 16 years and their divorce became final in 1978.
Margaret died in February 2002.
They had two children, Sarah Chatto, David Armstrong-Jones, who have survived them.
Armstrong-Jones was remarried to Lucy Lindsay-Hogg, with whom he had a son and from whom he divorced in 2000.
He was known to have had a son when he was 67 years old, with Melanie Cable-Alexander.
According to Buckingham Palace, the Queen was informed of the death but did not comment.