tumblr_lq0wmo1Igy1qzmfabo1_1280 Princess Margaret in the bath. Photo by her husband, Lord Snowdon.

On 20th February 1958, at Lady Elizabeth Cavendish’s house in Cheyne Walk, HRH Princess Margaret met Anthony Armstrong-Jones. The moment was a precursor to the Swinging Sixties, as the couple would embody the spirit of the decade: bohemian, hedonistic and sexual promiscuous.

That same year, Anthony Armstrong-Jones, later known as Lord Snowdon, published London, declaring, ''I believe that photographs should be simple technically, and easy to look at. They shouldn’t be directed at other photographers; their point is to make ordinary people react – to laugh, or to see something they hadn’t taken in before, or to be touched. But not to wince, I think.''

In February 1960, Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon were engaged. However, soon after the pair wed it was clear that neither husband nor wife would remain faithful to each other.

After several affairs, the couple separated in 1976 and divorced in 1978. Lord Snowdon remained somewhat a part of the royal family, photographing Princess Diana, Prince Harry and Prince William after his divorce and continuing to officially photograph the Queen after his former wife's passing in 2002.

400x600_Quality100_PrincessDianaJan1985 Princess Diana with Prince William and Prince Harry photographed by Lord Snowdon in 1983

It was not only aristocracy and high society that Lord Snowdon enjoyed a career photographing, he captured many an iconic image of music and Hollywood royalty.

4353 Meryl Streep

1411730512104_wps_45_Dame_Maggie_Smith_David_B David Bowie in 1978

8afca3a88cc4a9873c0b5606ecfd7a43 Damien Hirst photographed by Lord Snowdon for Vogue

4432 Tom Cruise

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