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 He coxed the winning Cambridge boat in the 1950 Boat Race.
1957 27 Years Old After university, Armstrong-Jones 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


1960 30 Years Old 1 More Event
In February 1960, Snowdon, still known as Antony Armstrong-Jones, became engaged to the Queen's sister, Princess Margaret, and they married on 6 May 1960 at Westminster Abbey. … 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. … Read More
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
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
2016 86 Years Old He retired from the House of Lords on 31 March 2016. … Read More
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