Who is Lady Gabriella Windsor? Queen's cousin's daughter is set to wed Thomas Kingston

Danielle Stacey
Royal Correspondent
Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston have announced their engagement (Alexandra Diez de Rivera)

Another royal wedding is on the cards for 2019 – Buckingham Palace have announced that Lady Gabriella Windsor will wed her fiancé Mr Thomas Kingston next year.

The engagement took place in August when Mr Kingston proposed on the Isle of Sark and although a date is still to be confirmed, the wedding is set to take place in spring 2019. 

But who is the minor royal?

Her parents are Prince and Princess of Michael of Kent – her father is the Queen’s cousin and her mother is an author.

Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor was born on 23 April 1981 (sharing her birthday with the Duke and Duchess’ baby son Prince Louis) at St Mary’s Hospital in London. Known as ‘Ella’ to friends and family, she is currently 51st in line to the throne. 

The 37-year-old has an older brother Lord Frederick, 39, who is married to actress Sophie Winkleman – the sister of TV presenter Claudia.

Lady Gabriella attended Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’ wedding in May 2017 (PA)

Lady Gabriella was educated at Queen’s Gate School in London and Downe House School in Cold Ash, Berkshire.

She moved to the US to study Comparative Literature and graduated from Brown University in Rhode Island in 2004. She later obtained a MPhil degree in Social Anthropology from Linacre College, Oxford.

Lady Gabriella is a Senior Director for Branding Latin America, a brand positioning platform that specialises in the region, based in Knightsbridge. She is also a writer and contributes to The London Magazine amongst others. 

Mr Kingston works in frontier market investment & is a Director of Devonport Capital. 

The couple have been dating for around three years. Mr Kingston is friends with the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister Pippa Middleton and he and Lady Gabriella attended her and James Matthews’ wedding last May.

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