Relive Princess Margaret’s Life With These Stunning Vintage Photos Of The Young Countess


Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and the sister to Queen Elizabeth II. She was born in 1930 and her life changed drastically when her uncle decided to relinquish himself of his royal authority, making Margaret’s father king.

Margaret died in 2002 after a long battle with her health, most likely due to her heavy smoking habits. She passed away in February and one month later, Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother passed away in March 2002. Princess Margaret’s legacy lives on through absolutely stunning vintage photos.


1920 Family Photo of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret
George VI; King of the United Kingdom with Elizabeth, young Princess Elizabeth later Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret. Photo by: Universal History Archive via Getty Images

Princess Margaret’s Early Years

This photo is a Christmas card of a young Princess Margaret looking adorable and her sister, Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth still looks the same today!

An absolutely captivating shot of Princess Margaret originating from photographer Cecil Beaton. The photographer can actually be seen in the portrait in the mirror behind the Princess.

The Princess is pictured here with Queen Elizabeth the Queen mother (her mother), Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) and The Duke of Edinburgh in their Coronation robes.

The two then-princesses can be seen sharing a book together in Buckingham Palace in 1940. This was posted from the official royal family Instagram account for World Book Day!

Pictured here, the two sisters were enjoying a trip where they visited the penguins at the London Zoo. This dates back to 1938, and it looked like a pretty fun day!

What a stunning family portrait. The entire family is pictured here for a family portrait taken in 1937.

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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother was born #OTD on 4th August 1900. Born Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, The Queen Mother became The Duchess of York after her marriage to The Duke of York (later King George VI) at Westminster Abbey on 26th April 1923. After the abdication of King Edward VIII in 1936, The Duke and Duchess became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth – making The Duchess the first British-born Consort since Tudor times. Following the accession of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth II, to the throne in 1952, the former Queen Consort chose to be called Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother. In 2000 The Queen Mother became the first member of The Royal Family to reach the age of 100. 📷 Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

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All the ladies of the family are included in this one, and they all look just lovely. You can see from the two young royal ladies that they inherited some of their mother’s stunning features, including eyes and smile.

Pictured here are the Queen and 11-year-old Princess Margaret on their father’s Coronation day. They sure do look like royalty there!

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An absolutely breathtaking photo of Princess Margaret as a young woman. She’s sporting a beautiful pearl necklace, earrings, and a broach for an accessory.

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We could tell she was a feisty one through this photo alone. Look at that smirk!

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