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On May 6, 1960, Princess Margaret married Anthony Armstrong-Jones.
Princess Margaret Rose, only sister of Queen Elizabeth, was born at Glamis
Castle Scotland on August 21, 1930, the second daughter of King George
VI and Queen Elizabeth and the first scion of the Royal House in the direct
line of succession to be born in Scotland for more than three centuries.
A girl of great beauty and charm, her name was often linked in the newspapers
with those of possible suitors. Anthony Armstrong-Jones, a fashionable
commercial photographer, was the son of Ronald Armstrong-Jones, Q.C. and
the Countess of Rosse.
(Appendix List No. 162) which records the
highlights of the ceremony and details of the life stories of the bride
and groom. The first section covers the ritual splendour and colourful
pageantry of the ceremony conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury in
Westminster Abbey and the enthusiastic send-off of the pair on the ‘Britannia’
bound for the Caribbean. A four page section is an illustrated biography
of the bridegroom, the only son of Mr. Ronald Armstrong-Jones, Q.C. and
the Countess of Rosse (although he was brought up chiefly by his father’s
second wife, Miss Carol Coombe after the first marriage was dissolved
when Anthony was five years old). Another five page section is an illustrated
biography of Princess Margaret and further sections deal with the bridesmaids,
the royal yacht ‘Britannia and the arms of Princess Margaret and