Before the couple tied the knot, Princess Margaret dated Peter Townsend. Queen Elizabeth’s younger sister was set on marrying the love of her life, but she was not allowed to do so because Townsend was a divorcee.
In the end, Princess Margaret chose her role in the British monarchy over her feelings for Townsend. Shortly after, she got into a relationship with Armstrong-Jones, and they were blessed with two children.
But according to Daily Mail, David Armstrong-Jones and Lady Sarah Chatto aren’t the only children of Princess Margaret’s ex-husband. Before he married Princess Margaret, Armstrong-Jones’ first child, Polly Fry, was born.
Based on this timeline, it can be confirmed that Armstrong-Jones had an affair with Fry’s mother while he was dating Princess Margaret. And to make things worse, he kept this important detail about his life a secret.
During her interview with the publication in 2004, Fry said that only found out that her dad, Jeremy Fry, wasn’t her biological father when she turned 45 years old. It was during this time that Armstrong-Jones told her the truth after taking a DNA test.
“Finding out at the age of 45 that the man I had idolized and put on a pedestal higher than Nelson’s Column since I was a small child was not, in fact, my father was a hard burden to bear. Moving the parental goalposts in adulthood requires a substantial adjustment if one is to stay in the game and play by the rules… It did, however, clarify where to send Father’s Day cards in the future,” she said.
Meanwhile, Fry isn’t the only child that Armstrong-Jones fathered out of wedlock. He also had a son with Melanie Cable-Alexander, an editor at Country Life magazine. His son was born in 1998, but his divorce from his second wife took place in 2000.