Royals David Armstrong-Jones & Wife Serena to Divorce After 26 Years of Marriage
Another royal couple is calling it quits! The Earl and Countess of Snowdon David Armstrong-Jones, 58, and wife Serena, 49, are divorcing after 26 years of marriage.
David is the Queen's nephew, and the eldest son of the late Princess Margaret.
A spokesperson told The Sun in a statement, “The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced. They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family.”
The couple wed at St. Margaret's Church at London's Westminster Abbey in 1993. They went on to have two children together, Charles, 20, and Margarita, 17.
The news comes on the heels of Peter Phillips' separation from wife Autumn after 12 years of marriage. Peter is the Queen's grandson and the son of Princess Anne.
The pair said in a statement to Town & Country magazine, “After informing HM The Queen and members of both families last year, Peter and Autumn jointly agreed to separate. They had reached the conclusion that this was the best course of action for their two children and ongoing friendship.”
“The decision to divorce and share custody came about after many months of discussions and although sad, is an amicable one. The couples' first priority will remain the continued well-being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah (9) and Isla (7),” the statement continued. “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 will remain in Gloucestershire to bring up their two children where they have been settled for a number of years.”
The two ended their statement, saying, “Peter & Autumn have requested privacy and compassion for their children while the family continues to adapt to these changes.”