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Snowdon, Earl of (UK, 1961)


Creation: let. pat. 6 Oct 1961


Family name: Armstrong-Jones




Sable on a Chevron Argent between in chief two Fleurs-de-lis and in base an Eagle displayed Or four Pallets Gules


A Stag statant Gules attired collared and unguled Or between two Arms embowed in armour the hands proper each grasping a Fleur-de-lis Gold


On the dexter side a Griffin and on the sinister side an Eagle, each with wings elevated and addorsed Or


A Noddo Duw A Noddir (What God wills will be)



Antony Charles Robert [Armstrong-Jones], 1st Earl of Snowdon, GCVO

only son of Ronald Owen Lloyd Armstrong-Jones MBE, of Plas Dinas, co. Caernarvon, by his first wife Anne Messel, only child of Lt Col Leonard Charles Rudolph Messel OBE, of Nymans, Staplefield, co. Sussex


7 Mar 1930

mar. (1)

6 May 1960 (div. 1978) HRH The Princess Margaret Rose CI GCVO (b. 21 Aug 1930; d. 9 Feb 2002), 2nd dau. of King George VI, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon, 4th dau. of Claude George [Bowes-Lyon], 14th Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne

children by first wife

1. *Hon David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, later 2nd Earl of Snowdon

1. *Lady Sarah Frances Elizabeth Armstrong-Jones (b. 1 May 1964), mar. 14 Jul 1994 Daniel Chatto St George Sproule (b. 22 Apr 1957), 2nd son of Thomas Chatto St George Sproule, by his wife Rosalind Thompson, and has issue:

1a. *Samuel David Benedict Chatto (b. 28 Jul 1996)

2a. *Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto (b. 5 Feb 1999)

mar. (2)

15 Dec 1978 (div. Sep 1999) Lucy Mary Lindsay-Hogg (b. 11 Mar 1941; former wife of Sir Michael Edward Lindsay-Hogg, 5th Bt.), only dau. of Donald Brooks Davies, of Enniskerry, co. Wicklow

child by second wife

2. Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones (b. 17 Jul 1979), mar. 2 Dec 2006 Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal, son of Octavian Charles Hugo von Hofmannsthal, son of Raimund von Hofmannsthal by his wife Lady Elisabeth Hester Mary Paget, 2nd dau. of Charles Henry Alexander [Paget], 6th Marquess of Anglesey, and has issue


6 Oct 1961 Viscount Linley, of Nymans in the County of Sussex, and Earl of Snowdon

16 Nov 1999 Baron Armstrong-Jones, of Nymans in the County of West Sussex (Life Peerage)


13 Jan 2017

suc. by



Constable of Caernarvon Castle 1963; GCVO 1969; the Earl of Snowdon had a natural son, Jasper Armstrong-Jones (b. 30 Apr 1998), by his mistress Melanie Jane Cable-Alexander, 1st dau. by his first wife of Sir Patrick Desmond William Cable-Alexander, 8th Bt.


*David Albert Charles [Armstrong-Jones], 2nd Earl of Snowdon


3 Nov 1961


8 Oct 1993 Lady Serena Alleyne Stanhope (b. 1 Mar 1970), only dau. of Charles Henry Leicester [Stanhope], 12th Earl of Harrington, by his first wife Virginia Alleyne Freeman Jackson, dau. of Capt Harry Freeman Jackson, of Cook-na-Grena, Mallow, co. Cork


1. *Hon Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones, styled Viscount Linley, Page of Honour 2012 (b. 1 Jul 1999)

1. *Lady Margarita Elizabeth Alleyne Armstrong-Jones (b. 14 May 2002)


Last updated 16 Jan 2017




1st Earl of Snowdon

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 6 Oct 1961)

1st Viscount Linley, of Nymans in the County of Sussex

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 6 Oct 1961)

Baron Armstrong-Jones, of Nymans in the County of West Sussex

(United Kingdom Life Peerage, let. pat. 6 Nov 1999)



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