Princess Margaret, born on 21st August 1930, was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and the younger sister of the now-Queen Elizabeth II. She created a name for herself as the ‘wild child’ of the royal family and became known for her vivacious personality. And it is without a doubt that she had a glamorous life despite its challenges. Here is a look back at her childhood, marriage and family life.

Sisterly love

The young princesses, aged six and two respectively, are captured here on 12th August 1932.

Coronation Day, 1937

The official portrait of the new royal family after King George VI’s coronation in 1937. Here he is featured alongside Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother) and their two daughters Princess Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) and Princess Margaret.

The royal family

King George, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret pose for a family portrait in 1938 taken by photographer Marcus Adams.

In the gardens of Windsor Castle

Princess Margaret poses alongside her mother and sister in the gardens of Windsor Castle in July 1941.

Film premiere

She is seen here attending the film premiere of Captain Horatio Hornblower in April 1951.

Engagement photos

Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon’s engagement photos were shared in February 1960, just three months before their royal wedding in May.

Wedding carriage

Here, Princess Margaret was captured in the royal wedding carriage on her way to Westminster Abbey on 6th May 1960.

The newlyweds

The Earl and Countess of Snowdon on their wedding day.

Family affair

Their Royal Highnesses the Earl and Countess of Snowdon are captured here playing table soccer alongside their children David, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones.

Royal events

She is captured here arriving at the Victoria & Albert Museum, photographed by Tim Graham in 1990. She was attending the reception for President of the Republic of Italy, Francesco Cossiga.

Princess Margaret passed away on 9th February 2002 at King Edward VII Hospital in London. She was buried a few days later on 15th February at St George's Chapel in Windsor. 

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