Royal family rocked by second divorce in a week

Queen Elizabeth's grandson and nephew are both getting divorced..
Queen Elizabeth's grandson and nephew are both getting divorced.. Photo credit: Getty

The Royal family has been rocked by the second divorce in a week, after Queen Elizabeth's nephew announced he and his wife are splitting - just days after her grandson also announced his divorce.

David Armstrong-Jones, otherwise known as the Earl of Snowdon, has been married to his wife Serena for more than 25 years. On Monday it was revealed they have decided to part ways.  

A spokesperson for Armstrong-Jones told The Sun: "The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced."

He is the son of Queen Elizabeth's sister Princess Margaret.

The announcement comes just six days after Peter Phillips - the Queen's grandson - announced he will divorce his wife Autumn Phillips after 12 years of marriage.

The pair released a statement saying they "jointly agreed to separate".

"The couple's first priority will remain the continued wellbeing and upbringing of their wonderful daughters Savannah (nine) and Isla (seven)," it read. 

Peter is the son of the Queen's only daughter Princess Anne. 


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