Princess Margaret’s wedding in pictures: The most glamorous royal wedding


Princess Margaret, the Queen’s sister, married photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey on May 6, 1960.

The beautiful bride, then 29, wore a gorgeous silk organza gown designed by Norman Hartnell along with the exquisite Poltimore tiara for her spring nuptials.

Photographs capture Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret leaving Clarence House in a horse-drawn carriage on the morning of her wedding and heading to Westminster Abbey for the ceremony.

Queen Elizabeth II, now 93, the late Queen Mother and an 11-year-old Prince Charles were dressed in their finest for the big day and were seen making their way to the wedding – the first royal wedding ceremony to be broadcast on television.

The blushing bride was then escorted into the Abbey by her brother-in-law Prince Philip, now 97, before making her way down the aisle with her bridesmaids.

A nine-year-old Princess Anne, Princess Margaret’s niece and the Queen’s only daughter, lead the beautifully dressed bridesmaids who included Angela Nevill, Rose Nevill, Catherine Vesey, Sarah Lowther, Virginia Fitzroy, Annabel Rhodes and Marilyn Wills.

Following the traditional wedding ceremony, the newlywed couple were presented to the congregation as husband and wife for the first time and pictured holding hands as they walked down the aisle with their bridal party.

The married couple then embarked on a royal procession to Buckingham Palace as well-wishers lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds.

Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones later appeared on the balcony with the royal family much to the delight of the waiting crowd.

The couple, who became Lord and Countess Snowdon the following year, enjoyed a six-week Caribbean cruise on the royal yacht Britannia following their glamorous wedding.

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