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« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2017, 11:04:09 PM »

When did Lord Snowdon died?

Today (Jan 13)
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« Reply #61 on: January 14, 2017, 11:39:31 PM »

Antony was educated at Cambridge. Architecture was the subject he had chosen for his degree. However he developed an interest in photography. His photography gave us the opportunity to see the portraits of numerous people.
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« Reply #62 on: January 15, 2017, 10:03:04 PM »

Antony was educated at Cambridge. Architecture was the subject he had chosen for his degree. However he developed an interest in photography. His photography gave us the opportunity to see the portraits of numerous people.
Gosh - he was a photographer? And his portraits are on display? Who Knew!!!! Blink
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« Reply #63 on: January 15, 2017, 11:49:32 PM »

Antony was educated at Cambridge. Architecture was the subject he had chosen for his degree. However he developed an interest in photography. His photography gave us the opportunity to see the portraits of numerous people.
Gosh - he was a photographer? And his portraits are on display? Who Knew!!!! Blink
   

Pictures taken by Lord Snowdon   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YNbDfG7gSw   
 
More photos by Antony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnRt3FzNYc
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« Reply #64 on: January 16, 2017, 12:45:21 AM »

Antony was educated at Cambridge. Architecture was the subject he had chosen for his degree. However he developed an interest in photography. His photography gave us the opportunity to see the portraits of numerous people.
Gosh - he was a photographer? And his portraits are on display? Who Knew!!!! Blink
   

Pictures taken by Lord Snowdon   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YNbDfG7gSw   
 
More photos by Antony https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VEnRt3FzNYc

He was quite a good photographer in his own right before meeting Margret. You can see why royal life would not suit him or his lifestyle. It's surprising the marriage lasted as long as it did. His son has his Dad's creative abilities. Had he not married Margaret he would has still been a success and probably more so. He kept on good terms and for many years photographed the BRF. They trusted him and he did not disappoint. 
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« Reply #65 on: January 16, 2017, 07:42:44 AM »

He also designed the London Zoo aviary, a hearing aid and an electric wheelchair.
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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2017, 09:25:11 AM »

He also designed the London Zoo aviary, a hearing aid and an electric wheelchair.

An interesting range of achievements.  He did a lot for the disabled and disadvantaged, and I imagine the hearing aid and wheelchair are connected with that interest.  He set up the Snowdon Trust:  https://www.snowdontrust.org/.
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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2017, 11:07:51 PM »

David Armstrong-Jones is now the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.   
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3ZRZG_wLLM
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« Reply #68 on: January 18, 2017, 05:40:29 AM »

David Armstrong-Jones is now the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.   


I wonder how long before he starts liquidating his late father's assets.   He's a greedy beggar.  Princess Margaret gave him her beloved home in Mustique, which he sold not long after and pocketed the cash.   After his mother's death, he tried to sell everything that wasn't nailed down or considered heritage pieces belonging to the Queen.  The reason being the money was needed to pay death duties.  This was rubbish.  Even if he were pressed to meet the death duties, everything he intended to sell would have covered many times over the tax bill.   The auction of Princess Margaret's belongings became a huge windfall with the excess "going to charity".  The David Linley Avarice Charity, more likely.

Probably for the first time in their lives, there was a major breech in the relationship with his sister Lady Sarah Chatto who thought her brother was letting too many items go.   Not long before the auction of goods, several things were withdrawn from the sale, with Lady Sarah having to purchase the items from her mother's estate with profits going to her brother.  To do this, she had to dip into the trust money her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother had set up for her.   

Even Lord Snowdon had a brief rift with his son for selling off so much of Margaret's estate, particularly since as Snowdon had claimed, several items were still owned by him which he allowed Margaret to keep at Kensington Palace.

He may lead a low key life out of the public eye, but the new Earl is a nasty and grasping man when it comes to money.   Ranting
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« Reply #69 on: January 18, 2017, 01:59:23 PM »

Margaret had access to the best estate planning in the UK and clearly chose not to place her belongings in a trust to avoid the tax man, so that David could sell off her stuff is solely due to her decision. If she had wanted Sarah to keep certain things, she should have put them in a trust to protect them. I may not care for David but he was in a position to make that decision and he made it. She gave David a house he clearly didn't want so he sold it and bought the house in Provence that he and his wife rent out. I can't fault him for making decisions about what to do with his stuff, and once Margaret either gave it to him (the house) or left it in her estate (everything else) it was his or his sister's to do with as they pleased. Additionally, David has been quoted as saying that there isn't nearly as much money as the public is led to believe.
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« Reply #70 on: January 19, 2017, 12:54:38 PM »

I suspect that's right.The Snowdon family dont have much actual property (country houese and estates) unlike most aristocrats.

Selling Margaret's things was a once in a lifetime chance to secure the future for the family-why not? Its not like there weren't many many items that would have remained
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« Reply #71 on: January 27, 2017, 04:45:31 AM »

David Armstrong-Jones is now the 2nd Earl of Snowdon.   


I wonder how long before he starts liquidating his late father's assets.   He's a greedy beggar.  Princess Margaret gave him her beloved home in Mustique, which he sold not long after and pocketed the cash.   After his mother's death, he tried to sell everything that wasn't nailed down or considered heritage pieces belonging to the Queen.  The reason being the money was needed to pay death duties.  This was rubbish.  Even if he were pressed to meet the death duties, everything he intended to sell would have covered many times over the tax bill.   The auction of Princess Margaret's belongings became a huge windfall with the excess "going to charity".  The David Linley Avarice Charity, more likely.

Probably for the first time in their lives, there was a major breech in the relationship with his sister Lady Sarah Chatto who thought her brother was letting too many items go.   Not long before the auction of goods, several things were withdrawn from the sale, with Lady Sarah having to purchase the items from her mother's estate with profits going to her brother.  To do this, she had to dip into the trust money her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother had set up for her.   

Even Lord Snowdon had a brief rift with his son for selling off so much of Margaret's estate, particularly since as Snowdon had claimed, several items were still owned by him which he allowed Margaret to keep at Kensington Palace.

He may lead a low key life out of the public eye, but the new Earl is a nasty and grasping man when it comes to money.   Ranting
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But tell me, pls, why does he need soo much money??  Huh?


Margaret had access to the best estate planning in the UK and clearly chose not to place her belongings in a trust to avoid the tax man, so that David could sell off her stuff is solely due to her decision. If she had wanted Sarah to keep certain things, she should have put them in a trust to protect them. I may not care for David but he was in a position to make that decision and he made it. She gave David a house he clearly didn't want so he sold it and bought the house in Provence that he and his wife rent out. I can't fault him for making decisions about what to do with his stuff, and once Margaret either gave it to him (the house) or left it in her estate (everything else) it was his or his sister's to do with as they pleased. Additionally, David has been quoted as saying that there isn't nearly as much money as the public is led to believe.

Is this the darlink house our IAMDIana was featured topless and bottomless recently?? Thinking

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« Reply #72 on: January 27, 2017, 04:57:17 PM »

That's the one. They earn extra income by letting it much of the year. Serena did an interview, photoshoot about it a while back when she was trying to launch her scent store. We got to see the interior and grounds. And there was talk about how the furore surrounding the pics had negatively impacted the Linleys ability to rent the place out, because now it was public knowledge where it was, and it wasn't as secluded as some of the rich people would have liked.
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« Reply #73 on: January 27, 2017, 05:00:27 PM »

Oh please, the rich public that wants total privacy doesn't pay that much anyway. (Seriously does anyone really think William even left a tip for the chambermaid).
Now they can rent it out to the Middleton class sector: people who pay a hefty sum of money, because Princess Kate parked her naked butt on this very sunchair...
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« Reply #74 on: February 04, 2017, 12:40:23 AM »

Tidbit:  When Tony and Margaret were married Prince Philip was the only adult "Royal Highness" in the family to give Tony permission to address him by his first name.  For the rest, Tony had to "Sir" and "Ma'am" them.  He was told by Margaret that he was allowed to call Charles and Anne by their first names, but only in private.  Charles and Anne called him "Tony" and never "Uncle".
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