Queen Elizabeth's nephew and his wife have been married for a quarter-century.

By Christopher Luu
Updated Feb 17, 2020 @ 5:15 pm
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David Armstrong-Jones and his wife, Serena, formally known as the Earl and Countess of Snowdon, have announced that they will be divorcing after 25 years of marriage. People reports that the couple has two children, Viscount Linley, Charles Armstrong-Jones, and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones. David is the son of late Princess Margaret and Queen Elizabeth's nephew.

"The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced," the couple's spokesperson said in a statement. "They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family."

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David wasn't officially the Earl of Snowdon until 2017, when his father, Antony Armstrong-Jones, passed away. Before that, he was known as Viscount Linley and continues to use the last name Linley professionally. David is currently 21st in line to the throne and made headlines earlier this year when he rode his bike home from Buckingham Palace after the queen's Christmas lunch. It's his preferred mode of transportation, People adds, and he can be seen riding his bike to work in London every day.

News of David and Serena's divorce comes just a few days after the queen's eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife of 12 years, Autumn, announced their separation.

"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," a spokesman said. "The couple’s first priority will remain the continued well being and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah and Isla. Both families were naturally sad at the announcement, but fully supportive of Peter and Autumn in the joint decision to co-parent their children."