Queen rocked by another separation after second royal couple split in a week

The Royal family is reeling from another split after the announcement that David Armstrong-Jones, son of the late Princess Margaret, is to separate from Serena Armstrong-Jones.

David, 58, and Serena revealed their plans to split after more than 25 years of marriage.

The Earl- who is known for his high-end furniture company – married Serena back in 1993.

They have two children, Viscount Linley, Charles Armstrong-Jones and Lady Margarita Armstrong-Jones.

A spokesman for the couple said: "The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced.

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"They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family."

The Earl is the son of Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon.

Margaret, the Queen's sister, died in 2002.

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David became the 2nd Earl of Snowdon in 2017 after the death of his father, celebrity photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.

The Queen, 93, has always been close to nephew David as well as his wife, 49, an Anglo-Irish aristocrat whose father, Charles Stanhope, is the Earl of Harrington.

David is 21st in line to the throne, and is known for his expensive furniture company David Linley Furniture and was formerly chairman of Christie's UK.

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The news comes just a week after the Royal Family was rocked by another divorce.

Last week, Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn confirmed they were going to separate.

In a statement, the Queen's favourite grandson said he was "devastated" about the breakup.

Phillips' wife Autumn reportedly ended their relationship suddenly after 12 years of marriage.

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Her Majesty is said to be "upset" after Autumn, 41, broke the news to Princess Anne's son, 42.

A pal told The Sun: “He (Peter) is devastated.”

In her Christmas speech, the Queen admitted it had been a "bumpy" year last year after a series of family dramas.

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