Who are Princess Margaret's children? The lives of David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon and Lady Sarah Chatto

The siblings, along with a handful of the Queen's cousins, will be present at the St. George's Chapel for the final goodbye. 


                            Who are Princess Margaret's children? The lives of David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon and Lady Sarah Chatto
The Earl Of Snowdon, Lady Sarah Armstrong-jones And Princess Margaret Arriving For David Linley's Wedding (Getty Images)

Prince Philip's funeral will be a lowkey affair, to be attended by as few as 30 guests. The attendees' list was scaled down from 800 people to ensure that Covid-19 safety protocols are maintained. 

When the Queen dies, he will be buried to lie alongside her in the King George VI memorial chapel, which houses the remains of her father, George VI, her mother, and the ashes of her younger sister, Princess Margaret. 

Among those invited are Queen Elizabeth's late sister Princess Margaret's children David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, and Lady Sarah Chatto. The siblings, along with a handful of the Queen's cousins, will be present at the St George's Chapel for the final goodbye. 

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Princess Margaret (1930 - 2002) with Lord Snowdon and Viscount Linley at Kensington Palace shortly after the birth of her daughter, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images)

Who is David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon? 

He the son of the late Princess Margaret. After the death of his father, he became the second Earl of Snowdon. Born in 1961, David was fifth in line to the throne, now he's 21st. And that is not the only reason why he made headlines in recent years. In 2018, the Earl applied to become a member of the House of Lords, a move that was met with much scorn and criticism.

"The peer was known as David Armstrong-Jones or Viscount Linley until his father, who became the first Earl of Snowdon after marrying the Queen’s sister, died. Lord Snowdon is a furniture maker and was previously the boss of top auction house Christie’s," The Sun revealed.

Viscountess Linley (L) and Viscount Linley look on from the Royal Box on Centre Court on day eleven of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 6, 2012 in London, England. (Getty Images)

 

How is he related to the Queen, married life, and more

As we mentioned earlier, the Earl is the Queen's nephew and son of the late Princess Margaret. On October 8, 1993, he married Serena Armstrong-Jones at the St Margaret's Church, Westminister. The couple had met a few years earlier when Serena's father had consulted David for furniture designs.

The Earl's father gave his blessing to the couple when they were engaged in May of 1993. "Both David and Serena are very lucky, especially as they share so many common interests, from their love of the arts generally to the enjoyment of outdoor sports, from architecture to ballet, and from fashion to furniture design." Their wedding was a massive affair, with 650 guests in attendance, which included the Queen and Princess Diana.

David and Serena have two children, Viscount Linley, Charles Armstrong-Jones, 20, and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, 17. The couple, unfortunately, divorced in 2020. They ended their marriage of over 25 years amicably. "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," an official statement read.

Viscount David Linley, son of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, launches his third book "Design and Detail in the home" November 1, 2000 at Bergdolf Goodman, in New York City (Getty Images)

 

Who is Lady Sarah Chatto?

The Queen's only sibling, Princess Margaret, gave birth to Lady Sarah Chatto, 56, which made her the youngest grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Apart from being one of Prince Harry's godparents, she is also 26th in line for the British throne. Even though she continues to enjoy the royal status, the lady has been removed from the attention that comes with it.

Lady Sarah has always been keen on arts. She graduated from school with an A in arts and later, attended the Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools. Unlike most, she utilized her education to the fullest when she took a two-year break to travel to India where she photographed the production of 'A Passage To India.' Over the years, her work and exhibitions have earned her immense applaud and recognition.

Also, she has won several awards such as The Windsor & Newton Prize and The Creswick Landscape Prize.

Lady Sarah Chatto attends the Jasper Conran fashion show for London Fashion Week held at the BFC Tent on Kings Road September 24, 2003 in London, England. (Getty Images)

 

Is Lady Sarah Chatto married?

It was during her break that she met her husband Daniel Chatto, who is a British artist and a former actor. In the eighties, he appeared in the TV mini-series 'Nancy Astor' and even went to act in movies such as 'Little Dorrit' and 'A Christmas Carol'.

The couple has been married for over 26 years now and has two sons together: Samuel David Benedict and Arthur Robert Nathaniel.

The niece of Queen Elizabeth II Sarah Chatto, with husband Daniel Chatto and son Arthur Chatto, look on in the House of Lords in the Palace of Westminster before the State Opening of Parliament on May 25, 2010, in London, England. (Getty Images)

 

The siblings aside, The Queen, Prince Edward, The Prince of Wales, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duke of Cambridge, The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of Sussex, The Duke of York, Princess Beatrice, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, Princess Eugenie, Jack Brooksbank, The Earl of Wessex, The Countess of Wessex, Lady Louise Windsor, Viscount Severn, The Princess Royal, Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter Phillips, Zara Phillips, Mike Tindall, Daniel Chatto, Duke of Gloucester, Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden, Prince Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse, Prince Philipp of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and The Countess Mountbatten of Burma will be attending Prince Philip's funeral.

A glimpse into the siblings' lives:

David Armstrong-Jones, Margarita Armstrong-Jones speak to Queen Elizabeth II as they leave a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Lord Snowdon at Westminster Abbey on April 7, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Getty Images)

 

David, Viscount Linley, the son of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon, playing with a Scalextric set at the London Motorfair, 1977. (Photo by Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

 

From left to right, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (later Lady Sarah Chatto), George Windsor, the Earl of St Andrews and Lady Helen Windsor (later Lady Helen Taylor) during Christmas at Windsor Castle, England, December 25th 1969. (Getty Images)

 

Prince Andrew, Viscount Linley, Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother (1900-2002) celebrating the Queen Mother's 76th birthday in the grounds of Clarence House in London, England, 4th August 1976. (Getty Images)

 

Princess Margaret sits in 1970 with her children Lord Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (Getty Images)

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