Happy Birthday to the Countess of Snowdon, niece-in-law of the Queen, who turns 47 today. The only daughter of the 12th Earl of Harrington, Serena Stanhope married then Lord Linley, only son of Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon, in 1993, wearing the Lotus Tiara borrowed from the Queen Mother. The couple have two children, and succeeded to the title earlier this year, after the death of her father-in-law. Lord and Lady Snowdon do not do official duties, but appear at royal events. She attended the Queen’s 90th Birthday Thanksgiving Service and the Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace. They also stayed at Sandringham in January.
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