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Queen Elizabeth II's nephew, the Earl of Snowden, to divorce from wife

The couple had been married for more than 25 years and have two children.
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Britain's Queen Elizabeth rides in a carriage to attend the annual Trooping the Colour Ceremony in London, Saturday, June 8, 2019. Trooping the Colour is the Queen's Birthday Parade and one of the nation's most impressive and iconic annual events attended by almost every member of the Royal Family. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

Queen Elizabeth II's nephew and his wife have amicably agreed to end their marriage. The couple revealed the decision in a statement Monday.

The Earl of Snowden, David Armstrong-Jones, and his wife Serena, the Countess of Snowden, had been married for more than 25 years and have two children. Armstrong-Jones is the son of the monarch's late sister, Princess Margaret, and became earl in 2017 upon the death of his father, the former celebrity photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones.

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The announcement comes only days after one of the monarch's grandsons, Peter Phillips, and wife Autumn also revealed their divorce. 

Phillips is the son of Princess Anne. He and his wife said they planned to share custody of their two childen.