Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. She died in 2002 at the age of 71.
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Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon is the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. She was born on August 21, 1930 to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother. She was born in Glamis Castle in Angus, Scotland. In 1936, her uncle, King Edward VIII, abdicated the throne to marry Wallis Simpson, an American divorcee. Margaret’s father became the king, her sister became the heir and she was second in line. Margaret and her sister stayed at the Windsor Castle during the war and she went to school as she was still too young to take on official duties.
Margaret fell in love with Group Captain Peter Townsend after the war. Margaret’s father died in 1952 and her sister became queen. In the same year, Townsend divorced his wife and he proposed to Margaret a year after. This was frowned upon during that time because a divorced man was found to be an inappropriate husband for the queen’s sister. Eventually, Margaret married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in 1960 but they divorced in 1978.They have two children, David Armstrong-Jones and Lady Sarah Chatto.
Margaret’s divorce was viewed negatively by the public. It was reported that Margaret was involved with several men. There were a few controversies during her time. Margaret made headlines with her statements, but she was also known to be charming. Margaret was president and patron of several charities including National Society, Royal Scottish Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, St. John Ambulance, The Girl Guides and the London Lighthouse now merged with Terrence Higgins Trust.
Margaret became sickly and was in and out of the hospital several times. In 1993, she had pneumonia, followed by a mild stroke in 1998. A year later she had an accident in the bathroom which left her with scalded feet and affected her mobility. In 2001, Margaret again suffered from strokes which caused her left sided paralysis and her vision was also affected. Margaret died on February 9, 2002 at the King Edward VII Hospital in London. She died at the age of 71.
Christie’s auctioned Margaret’s estate in June 2006 and several items were sold for charities like the Stroke Association. A Faberge clock was sold for ?1.24 million and the Poltimore tiara she wore at her wedding was sold for ?926,400. Over all, the sale of her items came to ?13,658,000. Margret will not be remembered for the controversies but most importantly for touching the lives of people who benefited greatly from her generosity.