Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, English photographer, Died at 86


Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, was born on March 7, 1930, and died on January 13, 2017.

He was commonly known as Lord Snowdon, was an English photographer and film maker.

Antony Armstrong-Jones was married to Princess Margaret, younger daughter of King George VI and younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.

He was the only son from the marriage of the barrister Ronald Armstrong-Jones (1899–1966) and his first wife Anne Messel (later Countess of Rosse).

His paternal grandfather was Sir Robert Armstrong-Jones, the British psychiatrist and physician.

Armstrong-Jones’s paternal grandmother was the daughter of Sir Owen Roberts, the Welsh educationalist.

Armstrong-Jones’s maternal great-grandfather was the Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne (1844–1910), and his great-great-uncle Alfred Messel was a well-known Berlin architect.

His parents separated when he was young and as a schoolboy he contracted polio while on holiday at their country home in Wales.

He stayed six months, in Liverpool Royal Infirmary recuperating, while there his only family visits were from his sister Susan.

He married twice.

Armstrong-Jones was married first to Princess Margaret (1960 to 1978), and second to Lucy Mary Lindsay-Hogg (1978 to 2000).

Antony Armstrong-Jones passed away at 86 years old.