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Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon

Earl and Photographer
Born Mar 7, 1930

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.


1930 Birth Born on March 7, 1930.


1950 20 Years Old While at Cambridge, he coxed the winning Cambridge boat in the 1950 Boat Race.
1957 27 Years Old After university, he took up a career as a photographer in fashion, design and theatre. As his career as a portraitist began to flourish, he became known for his royal studies, among which were the official portraits of Queen Elizabeth II, and the Duke of Edinburgh for their 1957 tour of Canada. … Read More


He also co-designed, in 1960–1963, with Frank Newby and Cedric Price, the aviary of the London Zoo. … Read More
1961 31 Years Old As he had been without title, he was created Earl of Snowdon and Viscount Linley of Nymans in the County of Sussex on 6 October 1961 due to concerns over the prospect of a British princess giving birth to a child without a title. … Read More


1976 46 Years Old From 1976 until 1996, Snowdon's mistress was Ann Hills, a journalist; she committed suicide on 31 December 1996.
1978 48 Years Old 1 More Event
The marriage ended in divorce in 1978, when Roddy Llewellyn briefly entered Princess Margaret's life and Snowdon played the outraged husband.


1999 69 Years Old On 16 November 1999 Lord Snowdon was created Baron Armstrong-Jones, of Nymans in the County of West Sussex. … Read More
2000 70 Years Old Lord and Lady Snowdon separated in 2000 after the revelation that Snowdon, at the age of 67, had fathered a son, Jasper William Oliver Cable-Alexander (born 30 April 1998), with Melanie Cable-Alexander, an editor at Country Life magazine.
2001 71 Years Old In 2001, Snowdon was given a retrospective exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, Photographs by Snowdon: A Retrospective, which later travelled to the Yale Center for British Art. … Read More
2004 74 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2004 it was claimed that Snowdon fathered a daughter shortly before marrying Princess Margaret.
2009 79 Years Old In his 2009 memoir, Redeeming Features, British interior decorator Nicholas Haslam claimed that he had an affair with Snowdon before the latter's marriage to Princess Margaret, and that Snowdon had also been the lover of another leading interior decorator, Tom Parr. … Read More
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