Princess Margaret's former husband, Lord Snowden, dies

The couple on their wedding day.

In sad news out this morning, Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret has passed away aged 86.

Lord Snowden was married to Margaret for 18 years before they divorced in 1978. He is survived by the couple’s two children, Sarah and David.

Snowdon was a photographer who spent years capturing images of the royal family as well as a whole host of celebrities and models.

He was particularly well known for being able to capture candid and relaxed photos of the royals while they were in the comfort of their own homes.

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While their marriage lasted nearly two decades, it was plagued with rumours of his infidelity, and eventually ended with the pair going their separate ways.

While it was a bit of a scandal at the time, many were forgiving due to the unwavering love people had for Princess Margaret, who was known as the ‘fun’ princess.

Many will remember that Margaret was planning to marry former military man and royal staffer Peter Townsend in her early twenties, but was forced to end the relationship due to royal protocol.

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Peter was divorced with two young children and the palace and the government of the day forbid her to marry him.

While she was understandably heartbroken at the time, she find happiness again with Lord Snowdon and the two spent many wonderful years together with their two children.

Princess Margaret passed away in 2002 after suffering from a number of strokes and health issues.

The couple’s children are expected to lay their father to rest in the coming week.

Our condolences go out to them.

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