|Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston
Today, 3 May, Buckingham Palace issued the following statement:
The wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on Saturday 18th May 2019. The wedding will be attended by Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by Members of the Royal Family. The marriage ceremony will commence at 12pm, conducted by the Dean of Windsor, The Right Revd David Conner.
Her Majesty’s presence at Lady Gabriella’s wedding will make the marriage’s guest list grander than those of her parents Prince and Princess Michael of Kent as well as of her brother and sister-in-law Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor.
|Prince and Princess Michael of Kent at their civil wedding in 1978
On 30 June 1978, Prince Michael of Kent married Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz in a civil ceremony at Vienna. The couple were joined in the celebration of their union by the siblings of the prince: the Duke of Kent and Princess Alexandra, The Hon Lady Ogilvy, with her husband Sir Angus Ogilvy. Also present was Lady Helen Windsor, the Duke of Kent’s daughter, in addition to Princess Anne (eventual Princess Royal) and Lord Mountbatten of Burma.
|Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor with the groom’s family after their marriage
Fast forward forty-one years to the wedding of Lord Frederick Windsor. The eldest child of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent married Miss Sophie Winkleman on 12 September 2009 at Hampton Court. Lord and Lady Frederick’s wedding was attended by the Duke and Duchess of Kent, their daughter Lady Helen Windsor, and Princess Eugenie of York.
With the knowledge that the Queen is coming, it is clear that Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston will have the highest royal representation at their upcoming wedding. The couple’s engagement was announced in September 2018.