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Queen to attend thanksgiving service for Lord Snowdon at Westminster Abbey

Fri 07 Apr 2017
By Alex Williams

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are to remember Lord Snowdon at a thanksgiving service at Westminster Abbey today.

They will be joined by other members of the royal family at the abbey's St Margaret's Church to celebrate the life and work of the former-husband of Princess Margaret.

Born Antony Armstrong-Jones, the celebrity photographer died peacefully at home on 13th January this year at the age of 86.

The service, which is expected to be attended by more than 600 people, will be led by the Dean of Westminster Very Rev Dr John Hall.

He will be most remembered for his marriage to the Queen's sister Princess Margaret in 1960, which ended in divorce 18 years later.

In a career which lasted more than 60 years, the Eton-educated photographer took portraits of some of the most high profile faces of the 20th century, including Diana, Princess of Wales and Elizabeth Taylor.

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