Buckingham Palace announces death of Thomas Kingstonon February 27, 2024 at 8:45 pm

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The husband of Prince Michael of Kent’s daughter has died at the age of 45, says a palace statement.

Thomas KingstonImage source, Lady Gabriella Kingston/ Buckingham Palace

Thomas Kingston, husband of Lady Gabriella Kingston and son in law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has died at the age of 45, Buckingham Palace has announced.

He was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening, with emergency services called to the scene.

There were no suspicious circumstances and no one else was involved.

King Charles and Queen Camilla sent their “most heartfelt thoughts and prayers” to his family.

A statement from Mr Kingston’s widow Lady Gabriella and his family, issued by Buckingham Palace, paid tribute to Mr Kingston: “Tom was an exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him.”

The death was described as a “great shock to the whole family”.

An inquest will be held.

Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent – with Prince Michael, aged 81, being a grandson of King George V and first cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

Thomas Kingston and Gabriella Windsor

Image source, PA Media

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said that King Charles and Queen Camilla “join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all those who knew him in grieving a much-loved member of the family”.

Mr Kingston,a director at private equity firm Devonport Capital, married Lady Gabriella in 2019 at Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel, at a wedding with guests including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and Prince Harry.

He had previously worked in Baghdad, Iraq’s capital, with the Diplomatic Missions Unit of the Foreign Office, where he was involved in securing the release of hostages.

His wife Lady Gabriella has experience as an arts and travel director, and is also a writer, contributing editor, and singer-songwriter.

Lady Gabriella is not a working Royal, but she and Mr Kingston’s family are being supported by the Royal Family during this time.

Her parents the Prince and Princess of Kent were present at the service for the late former King Constantine of Greece at St George’s Chapel on Tuesday.

Prince William unexpectedly withdrew from the memorial service over an unspecified “personal matter”, but it is understood that was not connected to the news about Mr Kingston.

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