Princess Margaret's son and his wife announce they are to divorce

Princess Margaret’s son Earl Snowdon and his wife announce they are to divorce – the second royal split in a week

  • The Queen’s nephew and wife to separate after more than 25 years of marriage
  • The Earl -David Armstrong-Jones – is best known for furniture company Linley
  • A spokesman for the couple said they have agreed to end their marriage
  • It comes just days after the Queen’s grandson and wife announced separation

Princess Margaret’s son Earl Snowdon and his wife have announced they are to divorce – the second royal split in a week. 

The Queen’s nephew and his wife, Serena, the Countess of Snowdon are to separate after more than 25 years of marriage.

The Earl -David Armstrong-Jones – is best known for his high-end furniture company Linley, that make bespoke furniture and accessories.

A spokesman for the couple said: ‘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.’

The Earl – David Armstrong-Jones – who is known for his high-end furniture company and wife Serena are to separate after more than 25 years of marriage

Serena Armstrong-Jones, Countess of Snowdon and David Armstrong-Jones at the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition dinner, V&A Museum, in London on January 29 2019

Queen Elizabeth II and David Armstrong-Jones at Royal Ascot on 22 June 2018

A smiling David Armstrong-Jones at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships on Day 11, 12 July 2019

David Armstrong-Jones and wife Serena at the pre-ceremony of the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in May 2018

The couple wed in October 1993 and have two children Viscount Linley, Charles Armstrong-Jones and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones.

The Earl’s mother Margaret, the Queen’s sister, died in 2002 and he became the 2nd Earl of Snowdon following the death of his father the Earl of Snowdon, celebrity photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, in 2017.

The news will be another bitter pill to swallow for Her Majesty as the royal family continues to suffer from a tumultuous start to the year.

More to follow… 

 

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