Princess Margaret: Funeral arrangements



The funeral of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, will take place on Friday, 15 February at 3.00pm, in St George's Chapel, Windsor. The funeral will be attended by the Princess's family and friends, and will not be a State occasion.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date.


There will be Royal Mourning until The Princess's funeral on 15 February.

The Queen and other members of the Royal Family will be carrying out official engagements during this time. However, the reception for the winners of The Queen's Awards for Enterprise, due to have been held at Buckingham Palace on Monday, 11 February, has been postponed.


Flags have been half-masted today, and will be half-masted on 15 February, the day of the Princess's funeral.

Flags on Royal residences will be half-masted throughout the Royal Mourning period, where appropriate.

Condolence messages

Condolence books will be opened at 9.00am on Sunday, 10 February, in the Lower Corridor at St James's Palace.

Condolence e-mails may be sent to Princess Margaret's memorial web site at

Charitable donations

People wishing to make charity donations in memory of Princess Margaret may wish to contribute to the following charities of which The Princess was Patron:

National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)

National Centre,

42 Curtain Road,

London EC2A 3NH

Telephone: 020 7825 2500.

The Guide Association

17-19 Buckingham Palace Road,

London SW1W OPT

Telephone: 020 7834 6242

E-mail: [email protected].

Royal Ballet

Royal Opera House,

Covent Garden,

London WC2E 9DD

Telephone: 020 7240 1200.

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