The newlywed Princess Margaret, the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II, leaves hand-in-hand with her husband, Antony Armstrong-Jones, from Westminster Abbey on their wedding day on May 6, 1960. They divorced in 1978. Before the princess married Armstrong-Jones, she had renounced her love for divorced war hero Peter Townsend. Because of Townsend's divorce, the princess, third in line for the throne, would have had to give up her royal rights and income and leave England for five years, if she had married him. She issued a statement, saying "Mindful of the Church's teaching that Christian marriage is indissoluble, and conscious of my duty to the Commonwealth, I have resolved to put these considerations before any others." The queen later changed the rules, allowing royals to marry divorced persons.