David Armstrong-Jones, Princess Margaret's son and 2nd Earl of Snowdon, announces divorce

By Zach Harper

The Queen's nephew is set to divorce his wife after 26 years of marriage.

David Armstrong-Jones, the Earl of Snowdon, has announced he and Serena, the Countess of Snowdon, will separate, a spokesperson says.

"The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced," a statement reads, according to Harper's Bazaar and the Daily Mail. "They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family."

David, 58, married Serena, 49, in 1993. They have two children together: Charles, 20, and Margarita, 17. David, who is known professionally as David Linley, is the son of Princess Margaretand Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

David and Serena on their wedding day in 1993. Photo: © Staff/Mirrorpix/Getty Images

Just last week, it was announced the Queen's grandson would also divorce. Peter Phillips and Autumn Phillips said they were ending their marriage of more than 11 years. The former couple have two daughters together: Savannah, 9, and Isla, 7.

In revealing their decision, Peter and Autumn, who was born in Montreal, said their decision to separate was sad, but "amicable."

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"The couple's first priority will remain the continued wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters..." a statement read. "Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children.

"Both Peter and Autumn have remained in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children, where they have been settled for a number of years. Peter and Autumn have requested privacy and compassion for their children while the family continues to adapt to these changes."

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