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Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI

Margaret Rose was the second daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (later the Queen Mother). She was born at Glamis Castle in Scotland on 21st August 1930. She supported many children's charities and the St John Ambulance Association and had a great interest in ballet, art and the theatre.

Marriage

On 6th May 1960 Princess Margaret married Antony Armstrong-Jones (later Earl of Snowdon) in Westminster Abbey. The couple had two children, David, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah (Chatto), but later divorced. Lord Snowdon died in January 2017 and a memorial service was held for him at St Margaret's Westminster.

Burial

She died a few months before her mother on 9th February 2002. The funeral and burial was at Windsor, with a memorial service held in the Abbey on 19th April.

Further reading

Wedding Order of Service (PDF 289KB)

Memorial Service Order of Service (PDF 136KB)

The Royal Family website

Born

21st August 1930

Died

9th February 2002

Wedding

6th May 1960

Princess Margaret, daughter of George VI
Princes Margaret, 1965 by Koch, Eric / Anefo

It’s very hard not to be enthusiastic working at the Abbey. If this place doesn’t make you smile I don’t know what will.

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