Margaret’s death also brought the Queen even closer to her only niece, in her new role as something of a surrogate mother. One, it appears, that endures to this day. Pictured: Lady Sarah photographed by her father for her 30th birthday
‘With no agenda, no particular ambitions or feeling of being slighted, Sarah has been happy to take a back seat in royal position jostling,’ says one royal insider. Pictured: Lady Sarah attends a Sunday church service at Windsor Castle to mark Prince Philip's 90th birthday
Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones and her husband Daniel Chatto on their wedding day. I still think she is the loveliest bride - the dress, the veil, the flowers. A tiara given by her father to her mother - with fresh greenery. Perfect.
As Margaret was granted custody, the children stayed in Kensington Palace. Sarah was sent to Francis Holland School in Chelsea, a smart all-girls’ day school, followed by Bedales with her brother. Pictured: Lady Sarah photographed by her father for her 21st birthday