Princess Margaret of the United Kingdom

Princess Margaret Rose of the United Kingdom

Daughter of Prince George, Duke of York, later George VI. King of the United Kingdom (1895-1952) and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (1900-2002)

Born: Glamis Castle, Scotland 21. Aug 1930

Christened: Private Chapel, Buckingham Palace 30. Oct 1930


In 1953 she accepted an engagement offer by Group Captain Peter Townsend, Comptroller of her mother’s household but the government and the Church of England felt he was an unsuitable husband since he was divorced with two children and 16 years older than the Princess.  

Married: Westminster Abbey, London 6. May 1960 (div. 1978) Antony Armstrong-Jones, cr. Earl of Snowdon (1930), photographer, son of Ronald Armstrong-Jones (1899-1966) and his first wife Anne Messel (1902-1992), later Countess of Rosse.


Died: King Edward VII Hospital, London 9. Feb 2002 after suffering a stroke

Buried: King George VI Memorial Chapel, Windsor Castle



Marlene A. Eilers ”Queen Victoria’s Descendants”, Rosvall Royal Books 1997;  Genealogisches Handbuch des Adels, Fürsten II, Vol XVII, Starke Verlag  2004; Alison Weir: “Britain’s Royal Families”, Vintage Books 2008; for godparents see Yvonne Demoskoff: Yvonne’s Royalty Home Page,