Sarah Davids Biography & Facts
Lady Sarah Frances Elizabeth Chatto (née Armstrong-Jones; born 1 May 1964) is the only daughter of Princess Margaret, and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon, and a niece of Queen Elizabeth II. She is the youngest grandchild of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. At the time of her birth she was seventh in line of succession to the British throne and, as of March 2021, is currently 26th.
Early life and education
Sarah Armstrong-Jones was born on 1 May 1964 at Kensington Palace in London. She was christened in the private chapel at Buckingham Palace on 13 July 1964. Her godmothers were Prudence, Lady Penn (née Stewart-Wilson), stepsister of Jocelyn Stevens; Jane Stevens, the wife of Jocelyn Stevens and one of Princess Margaret's ladies-in-waiting; and Marigold Bridgeman. Her godfathers were David Fane, 15th Earl of Westmorland, and her father's friend Antony Barton.Lady Sarah is herself a godmother to Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, Lady Rose Gilman, and Lady Louise Windsor. She also has half-siblings on her father's side: Polly Fry (born 1960),, Lady Frances Armstrong-Jones (born 1979), and Jasper Cable-Alexander (born 1998).Lady Sarah and her brother, David, then Viscount Linley, grew up in the nursery of Kensington Palace, Apartment 10. They were raised with a nanny called Verona Sumner, although their parents, especially their father, were comparatively hands-on (for the time), with their father teaching them to build things and be creative.Their parents' marriage was fractious; the couple formally separated when Sarah was 12 and divorced when she was 14. She and her brother spent weekends, depending on with which parent, at either Nymans or Royal Lodge. Holidays were given to the royal estates at Sandringham and Balmoral, where Lady Sarah did a lot of landscape painting.Lady Sarah was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Lady Diana Spencer. She accompanied her mother and brother on an official visit to China and Hong Kong in May 1987.She attended Bedales School, which she left with a single A level in Art. She enrolled at the Camberwell School of Art. She also studied art at the Royal Academy Schools. After her studies there, she took a two-year sabbatical to travel with her father to India, where he was employed to photograph the production of A Passage to India. The film's producer, John Knatchbull, 7th Baron Brabourne, gave her a job as an intern, assisting the wardrobe department (without credit) and studying wood gilding under her father's cousin Thomas Messel. Returning to England, she enrolled at Middlesex Polytechnic (renamed as Middlesex University since 1992).
She has been exhibiting her work, always under the name Sarah Armstrong-Jones, at The Redfern Gallery since 1995. Her work has won awards: The Winsor & Newton Prize in 1988 and The Creswick Landscape Prize in 1990.She is vice-president of The Royal Ballet, an appointment she accepted in 2004, following the example of her mother.
Marriage and issue
Lady Sarah met Daniel Chatto during her sabbatical in India with her father in the 1980s. Chatto was also working on a film, albeit a different one—Heat and Dust. He is from a theatrical family, the son of actor Tom Chatto (1920–1982) and the theatrical agent Ros Chatto (born Rosalind Joan Thompson; died 2012). He proposed to her with a "vintage cluster ring." The couple married on 14 July 1994, the marriage being officiated by the Reverend Chad Varah at St Stephen's, Walbrook, in the City of London. The bride's wedding gown was designed by Jasper Conran. The Snowdon Floral Tiara which is made out of three brooches secured her veil. Her bridesmaids were her half-sister Lady Frances von Hofmannsthal, Zara Phillips (daughter of her cousin Anne, Princess Royal), and Tara Noble. The couple have two sons:
Samuel David Benedict Chatto (born 28 July 1996) who is 27th in the line of succession to the British throne as of February 2021.
Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto (born 5 February 1999) who is 28th in the line of succession to the British throne and a former page of honour to Queen Elizabeth II (his grand-aunt) from 2009 to 2015.Both children attended Eton College and then the University of Edinburgh.
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