Pho­tog­ra­pher Lord Snowdon dies

The Press and Journal (North-East) - - News -

Celebrity pho­tog­ra­pher Lord Snowdon, the for­mer hus­band of Princess Mar­garet, has died aged 86.

Snowdon photographed some of the most fa­mous faces of the 20th cen­tury, from Princess Diana to Jack Nicholson and Elizabeth Tay­lor, in a ca­reer that lasted more than six decades.

But he will be re­mem­bered as the man who mar­ried into the Royal Fam­ily, wed­ding the Queen’s sis­ter Princess Mar­garet in 1960 – a union that ended in di­vorce 18 years later.

Snowdon re­mained close to the monar­chy, and is the only pho­tog­ra­pher to have had sit­tings with the Queen through­out her long reign.

Buck­ing­ham Palace said the Queen had been in­formed of the death.

Snowdon was frail in his later years, us­ing a wheel­chair or sticks be­cause of a re­cur­rence of his child­hood po­lio and he re­tired from the House of Lords in March 2016.

Lord Snowdon with Princess Mar­garet

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