Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, (born 7 March 1930) is an English photographer and film maker. He was married to Princess Margaret, younger daughter of King George VI and younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II. He is known professionally, and credited, simply asSnowdon.
Armstrong-Jones was born the only son from the marriage of the barrister Ronald Armstrong-Jones(1899–1966) and his first wife, Anne Messel (1902–1992, later Countess of Rosse).
His maternal great-grandfather was the Punch cartoonist Linley Sambourne (1844–1910) and his great-great-uncle Alfred Messel was a well-known Berlin architect.