Lord Snowdon dies aged 86

The former husband of Princess Margaret has passed away at home

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Lord Snowdon, the former husband of Princess Margaret, has died aged 86. According to The Telegraph, he passed away peacefully at home.

The photographic agency he worked with, Camera Press, released a short statement simply reading: “The Earl of Snowdon died peacefully at home on 13th January 2017.”

Born Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, the 1st Earl of Snowdon was a photographer and filmmaker. He began shooting portraits of the Royal Family in the 1950s – including the official portraits of the Queen and Prince Philip for their 1957 tour of Canada – which is how he met Princess Margaret, whom he married in 1960.

The couple divorced in 1978 and he married Lucy Mary Lindsay-Hogg later that year.

During his career he worked for publications including The Sunday TimesVogue, Vanity Fair and The Telegraph. The National Portrait Gallery reportedly has more than 100 of his portraits on display.

He leaves behind three children: two from his first marriage to Princess Margaret – David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones – and a daughter from his second marriage, Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones.