Princess Margaret’s grandson shows off incredible talent in new video

Sam Chatto and Princess Margaret

Samuel Chatto makes pottery from his studio in West Sussex

Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 22/04/2024

- 21:41

Samuel Chatto is the great-nephew of the late Queen Elizabeth II

  • The royal was shown making pottery in a video by a Japanese artist
  • Sam Chatto is the son of Lady Sarah Chatto and in line to the throne
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Princess Margaret’s grandson has shown off his incredible talent in a new video.

Sam Chatto, 28, the son of Lady Sarah Chatto, has been filmed using his pottery skills in a clip shared by a Japanese artist.

The late Queen Elizabeth II’s great-nephew studied History of Art at the University of Edinburgh and graduated in 2018.

The video, shared by Sakuaki Sakuma, showed Sam transforming a mound of clay into a small bowl.

The young royal wore a navy blue shirt with matching baggy trousers and a red apron as he made pottery.

The caption, translated from Japanese, stated: “All you can hear is birds singing in this studio. A tea tree about to turn into a gentle butterfly before my eyes. And the artist from London spinning the sounds.”

The artistic royal is following in his parent’s footsteps; his mother, lady Sarah, is a photographer and his father, Antony Armstrong-Jonas, studied at the Camberwell School of Art.

Chatto joined the Royal Drawing School in 2019 and is now making nature-inspired ceramics from his studio in West Sussex.

\u200bEleanor Ekserdjian and Samuel Chatto

Eleanor Ekserdjian and Samuel Chatto attend the Tatler Little Black Book Party with Michael Kors


In 2019, Sam explained about his passion: “I'm working in clay to create functional and sculptural wood-fired ceramics from my home and studio in West Sussex.

“I've always had a strong affinity with creating objects, having spent much of my childhood crafting imagined landscapes and sculptural models, which naturally led me to clay during my later years at school.”

Chatto continued: “My creative practice took a back seat while I studied History of Art at Edinburgh, but was revived, in the summer of 2017, by a visit to North Shore Pottery [in Caithness].

“Inspired by what I had seen in Scotland, and completely uninspired by my three-month job in the commercial art market, I spent my weekends setting up a small home studio to rediscover my creativity and built a wood-fired kiln at the bottom of my garden.”

\u200bMargarita Armstrong-Jones and Samuel Chatto

Margarita Armstrong-Jones and Samuel Chatto attend the Committal Service for Queen Elizabeth II at St George's Chapel in 2022



Arthur Chatto

Sam's brother Arthur Chatto studied the History of Art at Edinburgh University


Although Chatto is in line to the throne, he has spent most of his life out of the spotlight and only occasionally posts his artwork on his Instagram account.

Sam and his brother, Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto, 25, have been dubbed the “most handsome members” of the Royal Family by the press.

Arthur followed in his brother’s steps and attended Edinburgh University to study History of Art and also worked as a personal trainer at the BoundFitness gym.

He also took part in a 2,000-mile GB Row Challenge around the UK to raise money for The British Red Cross and Just Ocean in 2020.

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