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Princess Margaret

(1930-2002), Daughter of George VI; Countess of Snowdon

Sitter associated with 280 portraits
The second daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and younger sister of the HM The Queen. Began carrying out public engagements, often with her sister, soon after the Second World War. As leader of the 'Princess Margaret set' she was known for her striking beauty that, combined with her fashion sense, made her a style icon for the 1950s and early 1960s. Married the photographer Antony Armstrong Jones, Earl of Snowdon in 1960. They had two children, Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah Chatto. The marriage was dissolved in 1978. Acted for many years as an active patron of numerous charities and was President of the Royal Ballet.

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Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(21)

Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, 1934
NPG P140(21)

Princess Margaret, by Marcus Adams - NPG P140(22)

Princess Margaret

by Marcus Adams
bromide print, circa 1939
NPG P140(22)

Princess Margaret, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG P870(12)

Princess Margaret

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, November 1947
NPG P870(12)

Princess Margaret, by Cecil Beaton - NPG P349

Princess Margaret

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1950
NPG P349

Marion Crawford; Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret, by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother - NPG x194475

Marion Crawford; Queen Elizabeth II; Princess Margaret

by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
gelatin silver print, 1930s
NPG x194475

'T.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth and her baby sister The Princess Margaret Rose', by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd, published by  J. Beagles & Co - NPG x193138

'T.R.H. The Princess Elizabeth and her baby sister The Princess Margaret Rose'

by Pacific & Atlantic Photos Ltd, published by J. Beagles & Co
bromide postcard print, circa 1931
NPG x193138



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