Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston's wedding: Everything you need to know about the royal bride

Danielle Fowler
Freelance Writer
Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston will tie the knot on May 18, 2019 [Photo: Getty]

Last year, two royal weddings graced the headlines with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tying the knot before Princess Eugenie married longterm sweetheart Jack Brooksbank.

Tomorrow, fans will be pleased to learn that St George’s Chapel in Windsor will play host to a third regal bash with Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston preparing to say “I do”.

Ahead of the starry ceremony, find out everything you need to know about the soon-to-be newlyweds.

Who is Lady Gabriella Windsor?

Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor, also known as Ella, is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

The royal couple also have a 40-year-old son, Lord Frederick Michael George David Louis Windsor.

Lady Gabriella Windsor (pictured on the right) as a child on the Buckingham Palace balcony back in 1992 [Photo: Getty]

She is also the Queen’s first cousin once removed meaning she’s 52nd in line to the throne - having been pushed down a notch following the birth of Harry and Meghan’s first child, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor.

According to multiple sources, Lady Gabriella Windsor is believed to be the oldest first-time bride in recent history after turning 38 in April, 2019.

Where did Lady Gabriella Windsor grow up?

Following in royal tradition, Lady Gabriella was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London on April 6, 1981.

The 38-year-old attended Queen’s Gate School in London before joining Downe House School in Berkshire.

Lady Gabriella Windsor photographed alongside her parents in 2010 [Photo: Getty]

She later went on to study Social Anthropology at Linacre College in Oxford before graduating from Brown University in the US with a BA degree in Comparative Literature in 2004.

Does Lady Gabriella Windsor have a job?

Lady Gabriella does not carry out royal duties therefore was free to forge her own career path much like Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie.

She currently works as an arts and travel director at communication agency, Branding Latin America and also works as a board director for the Playing for Change Foundation - a nonprofit music and arts education organisation.

Adding another string to her bow, Lady Gabriella is also a freelance writer and has written for various publications including The Telegraph.

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Who is Lady Gabriella Windsor marrying?

On May 18, 2019 the royal is set to wed long-term partner Thomas Kingston.

Buckingham Palace announced news of their engagement in a statement last September, which read: “Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lady Gabriella Windsor to Mr Thomas Kingston. The engagement took place in August; Mr Kingston proposed on the Isle of Sark.”

The soon-to-be newlyweds attended Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's big day on October 12, 2018 [Photo: Getty]

Her fiancé, Thomas Kingston, is the director of Devonport Capital - a firm which specialises in providing finance for companies in ‘frontier economies’.

The 40-year-old previously worked within the Diplomatic Missions Unit of the UK’s Foreign Office.

But Kingston is no stranger to regal life, as he has was linked to Pippa Middleton back in 2011 - the year of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding.

Thomas Kingston is rumoured to have dated Pippa Middleton [Photo: Getty]

The pair are rumoured to have dated following Middleton’s split from cricketer Alex Loudon, as they were also spotted at the Cheltenham races together back in 2013.

Though they remain on good terms, as the soon-to-be newlyweds invited to her 2017 wedding to James Matthews.

Where will the royal wedding take place?

The couple will tie the knot on May 18, 2019 - the day before the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first wedding anniversary.

The couple will tie the knot at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle [Photo: Getty]

Following in the footsteps of Harry and Meghan, the nuptials will take place at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. This is also where Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank tied the knot in October, 2018.

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Who will attend the royal wedding?

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston’s wedding may mark the third royal ceremony in recent months but the couple’s big day is sure to be a much smaller, more private, affair.

Unlike the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s nuptials, the wedding will not be broadcast on television.

However, we can expect to see some familiar royal faces.

It’s highly likely that the Queen will be in attendance while Pippa Middleton and James Matthews are sure to have bagged an invite.

The couple attended Pippa Middleton and James Matthews' 2017 nuptials [Photo: Getty]

Due to the fact that the couple attended Princess Beatrice and Jack Brooksbank’s nuptials, the royal newlyweds are also sure to take a seat in the chapel.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are also sure to attend, although the big day clashes with the FA Cup Final - which Prince William usually goes to in his role as President of the Football Association.

However, it is unlikely that royal fans will catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Although they will have been invited, the couple are likely to spend the day at home with their newborn son.