Born Aug. 21, 1930, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, was the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II and the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Married to Anthony Armstrong-Jones in 1960, their children are Lady Sarah Chatto (1964) and David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (1961). The couple divorced in 1978. Margaret died Feb. 9, 2002.
The royal jewelry is never sold, it is simply passed down from generation to generation. Here, Queen Alexandra is seen in the pearls and diamonds that she passed down to her daughter in law, the future Queen Mary.
Portrait of Princess Margaret Rose (1930-2002), Countess of Snowdon, as a young woman, by the prominent portrait photographer Dorothy Wilding, who made a number of official photographs of the royal family. The inscription on the back indicates that it was apparently used in a publication.