Lady Sarah Chatto

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Lady Sarah Chatto
Born Sarah Frances Elizabeth Armstrong-Jones
(1964-05-01) 1 May 1964 (age 51)
Kensington Palace, London
Other names Sarah Frances Elizabeth Chatto
Occupation Painter
Spouse(s) Daniel Chatto (m. 1994)
Children Samuel Chatto
Arthur Chatto
Parent(s) Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon

The Lady Sarah Frances Elizabeth Chatto, née Armstrong-Jones (born 1 May 1964), is the only daughter of the 1st Earl of Snowdon and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, the second daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. She is 21st in line to succeed her maternal aunt; at the time of her birth, she was seventh in line. She is the only niece of Queen Elizabeth II and the youngest grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth.

Early life[edit]

Lady Sarah was born on 1 May 1964 at Kensington Palace in London. She attended Bedales School, the Camberwell School of Art and Middlesex Polytechnic (Middlesex University since 1992) and is a professional painter, represented by the Redfern Gallery. She is also Vice President of the Royal Ballet, an appointment she accepted in 2004, following the example of her mother, who was also a patron of the Royal Ballet.

She and her brother Viscount Linley have attracted less media attention than their cousins, the Queen's children Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew, and Prince Edward. Their mother interfered very little in their professional and personal lives. Queen Elizabeth II keeps in close contact with Lady Sarah and Lord Linley. They often accompany her on family holidays, and they and their children are often invited to Royal events.

Lady Sarah was chief bridesmaid at the Wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer on 29 July 1981 at St Paul's Cathedral.

Marriage and issue[edit]

Lady Sarah married Daniel Chatto on 14 July 1994, the marriage being officiated by the Reverend Chad Varah at St Stephen's, Walbrook, in the City of London. The couple had met while working on the film Heat and Dust in India. The bride's wedding gown was designed by Jasper Conran. Her bridesmaids were Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones, Zara Phillips, and Tara Noble.

The couple have two children:

Name Birth Notes
Samuel David Benedict Chatto 28 July 1996 in London Currently 22nd in line to succeed to the throne of the United Kingdom. He was a pupil at Westminster Cathedral Choir School and is a student at the University of Edinburgh.[1]
Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto 5 February 1999 in London Currently 23rd in line to succeed to the throne of the United Kingdom. Like his older brother, he was a pupil at Westminster Cathedral Choir School.[1] In 2009 his great-aunt Queen Elizabeth II appointed him to be her third Page of Honour alongside his cousin Charles Armstrong-Jones.

Titles from birth to present[edit]

  • The Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (1964–1994)
  • The Lady Sarah Chatto (1994–present)



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Lady Sarah Chatto
Born: 1 May 1964
Lines of succession
Preceded by
The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones
Line of succession to the British Throne
21st position
Succeeded by
Samuel Chatto
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Viscountess Linley
The Lady Sarah Chatto
Succeeded by
The Duchess of Gloucester