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Princess Margaret

British royalty, Princess of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Countess of Snowdon. She was the daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Margaret was second in line to the British Thorne (1936-49).

Biographical fast facts

Full or original name at birth: Margaret Rose Windsor

Date, time and place of birth: August 21, 1930, at 9:22 p.m., Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland

Date, time, place and cause of death: February 9, 2002, at 6:30 a.m., at King Edward VII Hospital, London, England (Stroke / Heart ailment)

Husband: Anthony Armstrong-Jones (m. May 6, 1960 - 1978) (divorced)
Wedding took place at Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.
(Princess Margaret's 1978 divorce from Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon, was the first divorce in the inner circle of the British royals since King Henry VIII in 1533.)

Son: David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones (Viscount Linley)
Daughter: Sarah Frances Elizabeth Armstrong-Jones (Lady Sarah Chatto)

Father: King George VI (b. December 14, 1895, at 3:05 a.m., York Cottage, Sandringham, Norfolk, England - d. February 6, 1952, Sandringham House, Norfolk, England, of lung cancer/coronary thrombosis)
Mother: Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) (b. August 4, 1900, at 11:31 a.m., St. Paul's, Walden Bury, Hertfordshire, England - d. March 30, 2002, at 3:15 p.m., Royal Lodge, Windsor Castle, Windsor, England, of a bronchial infection)

Burial site: Princess Margaret was cremated at Slough Crematorium. Her ashes were placed in the Royal Vault in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, England, but were later moved to the Vault of King George VI, her father, at the interment of The Queen Mother.


The most in-depth of more than four dozen sources consulted for this profile:
Majesty: Elizabeth II and the House of Windsor, by Robert Lacey (1977)
The Reluctant King: The Life and Reign of George VI, by Sarah Bradford (1989)
Elizabeth and Philip: The Untold Story of the Queen of England and her Prince, by Charles Higham, and Roy Moseley (1991)

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