- Earl of Snowdon
Earl of Snowdon is a title in the
Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1961, together with the subsidiary title Viscount Linley, of Nymans in the County of Sussex, for Antony Armstrong-Jones, husband of HRH The Princess Margaret. Snowdon as a peerage title had previous royal associations; the title of Baron Snowdonhad been conferred along with the Dukedom of Edinburgh on Prince Frederick Louis, grandson of George I and future Prince of Wales, in 1726. The title merged in the crown in 1760 when its holder acceded as George III.
In November 1999, Lord Snowdon received a
life peerageas Baron Armstrong-Jones under a device designed to allow first-generation hereditaries to retain their seats in the House of Lordsafter the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.
Earls of Snowdon (1961)
Heir Apparent: David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (b. 1961)
Lord Linley's Heir Apparent: The Hon. Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones (b. 1999)
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