Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Royal Profile: The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones

The Hon. Margarita Elizabeth Rose Alleyne Armstrong-Jones was born 14 May 2002 as the only daughter of Viscount and Viscountess Linely, as well as the only granddaughter of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon and Antony Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon {Source}.

She is named for various relatives:

  • Margarita: the Greek form of her paternal grandmother's name
  • Elizabeth: For her great-aunt and her great-grandmother
  • Rose: a name selected by her brother Charles (also note-Rose was also her grandmother's second name)
  • Alleyne: For her mother

At her birth in 2002, she was 13th in line, but with the births of Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Sevren, Prince George of Cambridge, Savannah and Isla Philips and Mia Grace Tindall, she is presently in 19th place to succeed the throne {Source}.

The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones has had her time in the spotlight over the years. According to a December 2006 article in the Daily Telegraph, Margarita was photographed sitting on the luggage rack of her father's bicycle in rush hour traffic.In 2010, alongside her 3rd cousin Eloise Taylor, she participated in a children's fashion show in aid of Kids Company {Source}. In February 2011, she was announced to be following in her aunt, Lady Sarah Chatto's footsteps as a bridesmaid for a wedding of a future King for the April 2011 wedding of Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton{Photos}. Other than this she has kept a fairly low profile. However, she has made the occasional appearances at family memorial services (for Queen Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in 2012, Thanksgiving Services for the Queen's Diamond Jubliee in 2012), the annual Christmas morning church services and pre-Christmas luncheon (2006, 2007, 2013), Trooping of Colour (2010, 2011), The Braemar Highland Gathering (2012). 


Margarita is currently attending Garden House School in Turks Row, Chelsea, London {Source}. She should be in her final year at the school, and it's no telling where she'll end up next school year. Previous top royal choices would be St. George's School, Windsor Castle (for kids up to age 13, also where Lady Louise attends), St. George's School, Ascot ( for kids ages 11-18, attended by Princess Beatrice, Lady Rose and Lady Davina Windsor).

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