Earl of Snowdon

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Earldom of Snowdon
Arms of the Earl of Snowdon
Creation date 1961
Monarch Elizabeth II
Peerage Peerage of the United Kingdom
First holder Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Present holder Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Heir apparent David Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley
Remainder to the 1st Earl's heirs male whatsoever
Subsidiary titles Viscount Linley

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,[1] who was then the husband of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. Snowdon as a peerage title had previous royal associations; the title of Baron Snowdon had 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 peerage as Baron Armstrong-Jones, under a device designed to allow first-generation hereditaries to retain their seats in the House of Lords, after the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999.[2][3]

Earls of Snowdon (1961)[edit]

The heir apparent is the present holder's son David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley (b. 1961)

The heir apparent's heir apparent is his son the Honourable Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones (b. 1999)


  1. ^ The London Gazette: no. 42481. p. 7199. 6 October 1961. Retrieved 13 July 2009.
  2. ^ London Gazette Friday, 19 November 1999
  3. ^ London Gazette Tuesday, 23 November 1999