All the de­tails of LADY GABRIELLA WIND­SOR’S wed­ding plans with fi­ancé TOM KINGSTON

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Lady Gabriella Wind­sor will marry her fi­ancé Tom Kingston at St Ge­orge’s Chapel, Wind­sor Cas­tle, in the spring, Buck­ing­ham Palace has an­nounced.

The 37-year-old daugh­ter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will wed fi­nancier Tom in a pri­vate cer­e­mony at the same venue that hosted two royal wed­dings in 2018. A royal source con­firmed the oc­ca­sion would be “for fam­ily and friends, and very dif­fer­ent” from the pub­lic wed­dings of the Duke and Duchess of Sus­sex and Princess Eu­ge­nie and Jack Brooks­bank.

hello! un­der­stands the nup­tials, which will be paid for by the bride’s par­ents, will take place at the his­toric chapel in the late spring. Un­like the last two royal wed­dings, there will be no car­riage pro­ces­sion through Wind­sor, nor will non-guests be in­vited in­side the cas­tle grounds on the day. There will be an af­ter­noon re­cep­tion at nearby Frog­more House rather than in­side Wind­sor Cas­tle’s his­toric walls. A Buck­ing­ham Palace spokesper­son said the venue had “per­sonal res­o­nance” for the cou­ple as Lady Gabriella had spent many Christ­mases at Wind­sor and her grand­par­ents the Duke and Duchess of Kent are buried in the Royal Burial Ground at Frog­more. Lady Gabriella was born on 23 April – St Ge­orge’s Day – and was a brides­maid to her cousin Lady He­len Tay­lor at the chapel in 1992.

In­vi­ta­tions have not yet been sent out, but sev­eral mem­bers of the royal fam­ily – Prince Michael is the Queen’s first cousin – are likely to be among the guests.


Lady Gabriella – Ella to her friends – has been in a re­la­tion­ship with Tom, a di­rec­tor of fi­nance com­pany Devon­port Cap­i­tal, for more than three years. He pro­posed in Au­gust while they were on hol­i­day on Sark in the Chan­nel Is­lands.

Tom, 40, worked in the Diplo­matic Mis­sions Unit of the UK For­eign and Com­mon­wealth Of­fice and then on con­flict res­o­lu­tion in Bagh­dad for al­most three years be­fore mov­ing into fi­nance. He is close friends with Pippa Mid­dle­ton and he and Lady Gabriella, who works as the arts and travel di­rec­tor for pub­lic re­la­tions com­pany Brand­ing Latin Amer­ica, at­tended Pippa and fi­nancier James Matthews’s wed­ding in 2017.

Royal sources have not yet dis­closed whether the Queen will at­tend the wed­ding. Her Majesty did not at­tend the wed­ding of Lady Gabriella’s brother Lord Fred­er­ick Wind­sor and ac­tress So­phie Win­kle­man at Hamp­ton Court Palace in 2009.

A beam­ing Lady Gabriella at­tends a func­tion in May. The daugh­ter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent will marry fi­nancier Tom Kingston at Wind­sor Cas­tle’s St Ge­orge’s Chapel (right), in the spring

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