The Queen has been dealt with yet another public split in her family.
In less than two months, the Queen has experienced Prince Harry's resignation from royal duties, her son, Prince Andrew's global scandal and a publicised divorce from her eldest grandson, Peter Phillips. But royal news isn't showing any signs of slowing down, as it's been revealed that Princess Margaret's son has also just recently separated from his wife.
The Queen's nephew, David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon and his wife, Serena have both filed for divorce papers after 26 years of marriage.
The shocking news comes only a week after the Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn announced their separation.
The news comes as a blow to the Queen, as she has been known to have always been close with her sister's son and Serena, both attending Christmas at Sandringham with the rest of the royal family.
While the pair showed happy faces in front of the camera, a source reveals that the couple had been living separately for some time.
The 93-year-old monarch admitted in her Christmas broadcast that 2019 had been a “bumpy” year after a series of family traumas, so we can only imagine how she must be feeling in the aftermath of this year's recent events.
In an official statement, a spokesman for David and Serena explained, “The Earl and Countess of Snowdon have amicably agreed that their marriage has come to an end and that they shall be divorced.
“They ask that the press respect their privacy and that of their family.”
The couple have two children, Charles, 20, and Margarita, 17.