Princess Margaret, Countess Snowdon, is the youngest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, and the only sister of Queen Elizabeth II. She spent most of her childhood with her parents and sister. Her life changed dramatically at the age of 6, when her biological uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated to marry Wallis Simpson and divorced. Margaret's father becomes king and her sister becomes the obvious heir, with the second Margaret taking the throne. During World War II, the sisters remained at Windsor Castle despite proposals to evacuate them to Canada. During the war years, Margaret was considered too young to carry out official duties and instead continued to go to school. After the war, Margaret fell in love with the Group's Captain Peter Townsend. In 1952, his father died, his sister became queen, and Townsend divorced his wife, Rosemary. He proposed to Margaret early next year.
|Born||Princess Margaret Rose of York, August 21, 1930, Glamis Castle, Angus, Scotland|
|Died||February 9, 2002, King Edward VII's Hospital, London, England|
|Burial||15 February 2002, Ashes placed in the Royal Vault, St George's Chapel, 9 April 2002, Ashes transferred to the King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel|
|Issue||David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, Lady Sarah Chatto|
|IMDb||Princess Margaret's IMDb|
Countess of Snowdon who was the youngest daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She stirred the world's heart with her tragic private life and caused controversy within the royal family for getting divorced.
She fell in love with Captain Peter Townsend, an employee of her father's equerry, but because divorce was still taboo in the upper crust circles, she caused a scandal.
She was married to Lord Snowdon from 1961-1978; he would later publish a tell-all book about their marriage in 2008. They had two children named David and Lady Sarah.
She and her mother, Queen Elizabeth were informed - incorrectly, as it turns out - that for her to marry Townsend would mean giving up her title and money.
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