Queen Elizabeth had a difficult day on Friday as she attended the funeral of Lord Snowdon, the celebrity photographer and former husband of her sister Princess Margaret.
Daily Mail reported that the entire royal family joined members of the fashion industry to celebrate Lord Snowdon’s life at St Margaret’s Church, Westminster Abbey. He died back in January at the age of 86 years-old.
Queen Elizabeth managed a smile as she emerged from the church after the service wearing a vibrant purple coat with black velvet trim.
Over 600 people attended the service, including the Queen’s nephew Viscount David Linley, playwright Tom Stoppard, Vogue editor Alexandra Shulman and presenter Stephen Fry. Sir Peter Blake and Lord George Carey the former Archbishop of Canterbury were also in attendance.
Lord Snowdon was married to Princess Margaret from 1960 until they divorced in 1978, and was the father of her two children. Their divorce was amicable and they remained friends until Princess Margaret died in 2002. He also maintained a close relationship with the Queen, and his death is thought to have hit her hard.
Please pray for Queen Elizabeth as she continues to mourn Lord Snowden’s death!