Get to know the children of 'royal rebel' Antony Armstrong-Jones | The Sun

ANTHONY Armstrong-Jones earned himself the title of royal rebel, defying the strict protocol members of the Royal Family.

He became the first Earl of Snowdon, after marrying the late Princess Margaret. Here's what we can gather about the Earl's children, both from his union with Princess Margaret and other women.

Who are Antony Armstrong-Jones's children?

Often described as the "first royal rebel", Antony Armstrong-Jones's lifestyle went against the norms of royalty, marked by scandals involving sex, drugs and alcohol.

He had five children in total, one from a previous affair, conceived before his first marriage, two from his marriage Princess Margaret, one from his second wife, whom he divorced in 2000, and another one with Melanie Cable-Alexander, with whom he had an affair.

Polly Fry

Polly Fry, born on Mary 28, 1960, was Antony's first-born child.

At first, it was believed she was the daughter of Jeremy Fry, since her mother, Camilla Fry, was married to him at the time.

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Jeremy Fry was a close friend of Anthony's, but the Earl had an affair with Camilla while engaged to Princess Margaret, and she fell pregnant.

Polly was raised to believe that Jeremy was her father, and the truth was kept secret for 45 years.

In 2004 Polly decided to take a DNA test following years of rumours, and uncertainty.

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Polly finally found out the truth after asking for DNA from Antony.

Polly—who is now a writer and interior designer—published a letter in the Daily Mail in 2008, telling her side of the story of finding out who her father really was.

She said: "Finding out at age 45 that the man I had idolised and put on a pedestal higher than Nelson's Column since I was a small child was not in fact my father was a hard burden to bear."

The Daily Mail reported that Polly attended her father's funeral in January 2019, although he left her nothing in his will.

David Armstrong-Jones – 2nd Earl of Snowdon

David Armstrong-Jones is the firstborn child of Princess Margaret and his father Antony.

He was born on November 3, 1961, in Clarence House.

David was, at the time of his birth, fifth in line for the throne.

But now he stands at 25th in the line of succession and is the first not a descendent Queen Elizabeth II.

David became the second Earl of Snowdon following his father's death in 2017, before which he was known as Viscount Linley.

He is a furniture maker and was previously the chairman of the top auction house Christie's UK.

He was married to Serena Armstrong-Jones, whose father is Viscount Petersham.

They met after Serena's father, the Viscount hired David to design furniture and started dating, before announcing their engagement in May, 1993.

Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Diana were in attendance at the wedding, held in October 1993, along with a total of 650 guests.

The pair announced their parting ways in 2020, as a spokesperson for the Earl said: "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."

Together they had two children, musician Charles Armstrong-Jones born on July 1, 1999, and socialite and jewellery designer Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones, born on May 14, 2002.

Lady Sarah Chatto

Lady Sarah Chatto, the second child of Princess Margaret and Antony, was born on May 1, 1964.

She prefers to live a life out of the royal spotlight with her husband Daniel Chatto, who she married since July 14, 1994.

Both Lady Sarah and her husband are artists.

She received an A level in Art before going on to study at the Camberwell School of Art and the Royal Academy Schools.

Her husband, who she met during a sabbatical in India, is a British artist and former actor.

Lady Sarah went to India with her father Antony to photograph the production of A Passage To India.

She has had several exhibitions of her art and is the vice president of The Royal Ballet.

Lady Sarah and David have two sons together, Samuel David Benedict—now working as a potter—was born on July 28, 1996 and Arthur Robert Nathaniel—a royal marine—who was born on February 5, 1999.

Lady Sarah is also one of Prince Harry's six godparents chosen by King Charles III—who was still known as Prince Charles at the time—and Princess Diana.

Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal

Six months on from his 1978 divorce from Princess Margaret—who had an affair with Roddy Llewellyn—Antony married Lucy Lindsay-Hogg.

The couple divorced in 2000, but while married, they had a daughter, Frances, born on July 17, 1979.

Born on July 17, 1979, Lady Frances shares her father's love of the arts.

She had a good relationship with her father, and when she launched her fashion label, designed coats inspired by the backdrop from her father's studio in Kensington.

In the same studio, Anthony had photographed the Queen, David Bowie, and Audrey Hepburn, among other.

In 2016, she launched her eponymous fashion label—Frances— and and began by selling smock coats in three sizes.

In an interview with The Evening Standard, she described how her father is one of her artistic inspirations.

She said: "I was always brought down after the sitting and he would introduce me to the subject, ask what I thought of the lighting.

"It was magical."

Lady Frances is married to Austrian aristocrat Rodolphe von Hofmannsthal.

The couple have three children together.

Jasper Cable-Alexander

Towards the end of his marriage with Lucy, Antony had an affair with Melanie Cable-Alexander.

On April 30, 1998, his fifth and final child was born, named Jasper.

At the time, his mother was a journalist for Country Life and had to appeal for child support from Antony.

Antony left Jasper £250,00 in his will, but he was largely raised singlehandedly by his mother, Melanie.

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Jasper has attracted media attention in part because of the strong resemblance her shares with his father.

Following in his father's footsteps, he is also having great success in his career as a photographer and film director

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