Little known royal walking alongside William and Harry behind Queen’s coffin
The Queen’s beloved nephew joined members of the royal family to escort the late Monarch’s coffin on a procession through London.
The Baron of Snowdon, previously Viscount Linley, is the oldest offspring of the Sovereign’s late sister Princess Margaret, and superstar photographic artist Antony Armstrong-Jones. The Baron, 60 runs his own organization making customized furniture for sumptuous homes.
King Charles, Prince William and Harry – along with the Duke of York, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex followed the coffin on foot for the 38-minute journey through central London, as thousands of mourners lie the street.
They were trailed by a portion of the Sovereign’s darling family members – the Lord of Snowdon, the Sovereign’s grandson Peter Phillips, Princess Anne’s better half Bad habit Chief of naval operations Sir Timothy Laurence and the Sovereign’s cousin the Duke of Gloucester.
Who is the Earl of Snowdon?
Lord Snowdon had an incredibly close relationship with the Monarch, as did his sister, Lady Sarah Chatto. The 60-year-old is the eldest child of Princess Margaret and photographer and filmmaker Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
He turned into the second Duke of Snowdon following the demise of his dad, the Baron of Snowdon, VIP picture taker Antony Armstrong-Jones, in 2017.
The Earl, also known by his professional name of David Linley, also produces luxury British accessories and has reportedly created the interiors for a number of exclusive central London homes
David, who is 24th in line to the throne, has lectured around the world and written books about furniture and styling the home.
He founded his business in 1985, and in 2006 was appointed honorary chairman for Christie’s Europe, Middle East, Russia and India.
He was among one of the 30 grievers to go to Sovereign Philip’s memorial service, in a reasonable showcase of his cozy relationship to his uncle.
When the Queen Mother died, he joined King Charles III, the Duke of York and the Earl of Wessex in standing guard at his grandmother’s coffin.
Growing up, he spent time on holidays with Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. At the age of five, he started lessons with his cousin Prince Andrew in the Buckingham Palace schoolroom, who is two years older
He was born in Clarence House, and christened in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, counting the Queen as his godmother.
The furniture designer lives in Dorking, where he runs a workshop, but is still seen at various royal events, especially sporting events such as the Royal Ascot.
Snowdon was born in Clarence House in 1961, where his parents lived at the time, and was christened in the Music Room at Buckingham Palace, counting the Queen as his godmother.
He lived with his family at Kensington Palace and his mother, Princess Margaret in the early 200s, as his mother’s health declined, before she died in 2002 at the age of 71.
Speaking to the Daily Telegraph in 2019, Snowdon said his parents were supportive when he decided to follow his artistic interests.
“There was tension on my folks from their companions saying, ‘While’s he going to get a legitimate job?’,” he reviewed. “Yet, when you made things and brought them back from school, that was high praise.”
He remains close to the royals, and attended Prince William’s wedding, where his daughter Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, now 20, was a bridesmaid. He also was a guest at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s big day.
In 2020, it was declared he had isolated from his better half Serena following 26 years in 2020 – that very year he got the Sovereign Elizabeth II Platinum Celebration Award.