Who was Princess Margaret and how many children did she have? – The Sun

RENOWNED for her wild partying, high-profile romances and incredibly haughty remarks, Princess Margaret revolutionised what it meant to be royal.

And Elizabeth & Margaret: Duty & Devotion, focusing on her relationship with her older sister the Queen will be showing tonight at 7pm on Channel 5. Here's what's we know about her.

Who was Princess Margaret?

HRH Princess Margaret was born on August 21, 1930, at Glamis Castle in Scotland, to King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

She was the younger sister and only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.

For several days the registration of the princess' birth was deliberately delayed in order to avoid her being numbered 13 and associated with its 'unlucky' connotations.

In 1936 Princess Margaret's world was turned upside down when her uncle King Edward VIII abdicated to marry divorcee, Wallis Simpson.

It meant her father, a reluctant Prince George, would become King and that her sister Elizabeth was now the country's future Queen.

At the tender age of six, Margaret was second in line to the British throne.

When she was a child, there were also unfounded rumours that she was deaf and mute.

The Princess was home-schooled alongside her sister, but as an adult Margaret was said to have been resentful about her "limited education".

To many she was boisterous and outspoken, a far cry from the sensible and reserved nature of her older sister.

Princess Margaret opted for an extravagant life.

The royal rebel reportedly struggled being in the shadow of her sister, the Queen, unable to make sense of what her own role in society was.

The Princess was regarded as a fashion icon of the 50s and 60s, with her bold dress sense being dubbed The Margaret Look.

How many children did Princess Margaret have?

In the same year Margaret gave birth to their first child David on November 3.

The couple's second child Lady Sarah was born three years later on May 1, 1964.

In 1994, she married the actor Daniel Chatto, and the couple have two children together: Samuel and Arthur.

When Princess Margaret died of a stroke in 2002, both Lady Sarah and David started a charity in her honour – the Princess Margaret Fund – which supports stroke research.

When did Princess Margaret die?

On February 9, 2002, Princess Margaret passed away, aged 71, from cardiac problems following a stroke.

By 2001 the Princess had suffered several strokes, lost sight in one eye and most of the left side of her body was paralysed.

The chain-smoker and heavy-drinker had a lung operation in 1985 and a bout of pneumonia in 1993.

Just seven weeks after her daughter's death, the Queen Mother died in her sleep at the age of 101.

Who was Princess Margaret's husband Lord Snowdon?

On May 6, 1960, Princess Margaret married English photographer and film-maker Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey.

The ceremony was the first Royal Wedding to be broadcast on television, attracting viewers of 300 million worldwide.

The princess first met Armstrong-Jones at a dinner party in 1958 and by October 1959 they were engaged after "Tony" proposed with a ruby engagement ring displaying diamonds in the shape of a rosebud.

The Snowdon marriage marked the age of the Swinging Sixties.

Embracing the decade of parties and flamboyant lifestyle, the newlyweds established a social circle outside of aristocracy with the likes of The Beatles and actor Jack Nicholson.

The marriage of a "commonor" and a royal was also thought to represent the breaking down of British class barriers at the time.

In 1961 Armstrong-Jones was given the titles Earl of Snowdon and Viscount Linley.

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The royal went on to have two children David Viscount Linley and Lady SarahCracks in the couple's marriage emerged early on, amid rumours of infidelity from both parties.

During their most turbulent years, Lord Snowdon is said to have left idle lists for his wife to find around their home or between the pages of her books which read 'things I hate about you'.

On March 19, 1976, the palace announced 'HRH The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, and the Earl of Snowdon have mutually agreed to live apart'.

Two years later on May 10, 1978, it was decided they would officially divorce.

In his bachelor days, Lord Snowdon had supposedly enjoyed a wild sex life, having orgies and flings with both men and women.

In 1978 he went on to marry Lucy Lindsay-Hogg, the woman who he had a long affair with while married to Princess Margaret.

In 2004, two years after the death of Princess Margaret, The Telegraph revealed that Snowdon had an illegitimate daughter just before marrying Her Royal Highness.

Polly Fry was born May 28, 1960 – three weeks into his marriage with Princess Margaret.

Who was Princess Margaret's toyboy Roddy Llewellyn?

Fans of The Crown meet Princess Margaret's toyboy Roddy Llewellyn in season three.

In real life he was just 25 years old when he met Princess Margaret – who was 17 years older than him in 1973.

The pair were introduced by Margaret’s lady-in-waiting Anne Tennant.

Margaret was still married to photographer Lord Snowdon at the time but the marriage was rocky at the time.

She and Roddy grew close and the following year she invited him to her holiday home on the Caribbean island of Mustique.

Scandal hit the royal household when photos of the pair of them in swimsuits on the island hit the headlines.

They went on to have a relationship for eight years until 1981.

Now Sir Roddy Llewellyn, he is 72-years-old and has had a long career as a landscape gardener, gardening journalist, author, and television presenter.

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