Lady Gabriella Windsor's Royal Wedding
Lady Gabriella Windsor got married May 18th at Windsor castle, 364 days after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex married at the same venue. Plenty of senior members of the Royal family were in attendance including The Queen, Prince Phillip, the Duke of Sussex, Princess Beatrice, Princess Anne and, of course, the brides parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
The Middleton family was also in attendance (the Duchess of Cambridge excluded as she was getting ready for RHS Chelsea) as Pippa Matthews was rumored to have dated the groom when they were younger.
Lady Gabriella married Thomas Kingston, a former rugby player and their engagement was announced last fall. Lady Gabriella is currently 52nd in line to the throne and daughter to the Queen first cousin once removed, Prince Michael of Kent. If you are unclear on what that relationship means (as I was until doing some digging) I will attempt to explain.
Prince Michael of Kent is the youngest son of the Duke of Kent, who was King George V fourth born son. King George V was Queen Elizabeth's grandfather so essentially, Prince Michael of Kent (the brides father) and Queen Elizabeth had the same grandfather.
The wedding was held at St. Georges Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle, like Prince Harry's and Princess Eugenie's weddings were last year. Many traditions remained the same, including arriving by carriage and a first kiss on the steps. However, as Lady Gabriella is a 'minor royal' (a term I hate for a whole lot of reasons but have no alternative to use at this point) the wedding did not receive the same press coverage as previous Royal Weddings. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank also married at St George's Chapel over the last year.
Lady Gabriella wore a bespoke design by Italian designer, Luisa Beccaria. It is rumored that the bride had four wedding dress changes by the end of the night, all designed by Luisa Beccaria.
Congratulations to the newlyweds. xx