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alert-–-last-photo-of-thomas-kingston-with-lady-gabriella-windsor-was-on-valentine’s-day-at-shakespeare-event-in-london-which-queen-camilla-also-attendedAlert – Last photo of Thomas Kingston with Lady Gabriella Windsor was on Valentine’s Day at Shakespeare event in London which Queen Camilla also attended

The last photo of Thomas Kingston with his wife Lady Gabriella Windsor was taken on Valentine’s Day at a Shakespeare event in London, which Queen Camilla also attended.

Tonight it was announced the son-in-law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent had died suddenly last night at a property in Gloucestershire. 

Mr Kingston, 45, was found on Sunday evening with emergency services being called to the scene shortly after 6pm. An inquest will be held to establish the cause of death but it not being treated as suspicious and no third parties were involved. 

Paying tribute to her financier husband, Lady Gabriella described him as an ‘exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him’.

A joint statement, released on behalf of his wife and grieving relatives, described his death as a ‘shock to the whole family’.

Less than two weeks ago Mr Kingston and Lady Gabriella had been spotted beaming into the camera at a Celebration of Shakespeare event held at Grovesnor House. 

The couple – coordinated both wearing blue – appeared happy at the event, which saw the Queen join for the gathering marking 400 years since the first Shakespeare folio. 

The tragic last photo of Thomas Kingston and his wife Lady Gabriella Windsor, taken at event in London on Valentines Day

The tragic last photo of Thomas Kingston and his wife Lady Gabriella Windsor, taken at event in London on Valentines Day 

Queen Camilla had also attended the event at Grovesnor House in London to celebrate 400 years since Shakespeares' first folio

Queen Camilla had also attended the event at Grovesnor House in London to celebrate 400 years since Shakespeares’ first folio 

A statement on behalf of the Kents’ daughter Lady Gabriella Kingston, Mr Martin and Mrs Jill Kingston, Mrs Joanna Connolly and Mrs Emma Murray said: ‘It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Thomas Kingston, our beloved husband, son and brother.

‘Tom was an exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him. His death has come as a great shock to the whole family and we ask you to respect our privacy as we mourn his passing.’

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: ‘The King and the Queen have been informed of Thomas’s death and join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all those who knew him in grieving a much-loved member of the family.

‘In particular, Their Majesties send their most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Gabriella and to all the Kingston family.’

Lady Gabriella, known to family as Ella, and her husband got married at St George's Chapel on the Windsor estate in 2019

Lady Gabriella, known to family as Ella, and her husband got married at St George’s Chapel on the Windsor estate in 2019

Putting on a brave face, Lady Gabriella’s parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, attended a memorial service at St George’s Chapel, for their daughter’s godfather King Constantine of Greece. 

Dressed in all black for the memorial service for the late Greek monarch, the Kent’s quietly spoke to each other as they sat in the pews at St George’s Chapel.

Prince William was forced to pull out of this morning’s memorial service at the last minute for unspecified ‘personal reasons’. It is understood his absence was not related to Mr Kingston’s death. 

Lady Gabriella, known to family as Ella, and her husband got married at St George’s Chapel on the Windsor estate in 2019.

The wedding reception was held at Frogmore House, the former residence of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  

Mr Kingston – known as Tom – had been the director of private equity firm Devonport Capital since 2017. His financial career also included stints at Voltan Capital Management and IDV Securities.

Prior to this, the Bristol university graduate spent time in Baghdad, Iraq, where he helped with the release of hostages as part of his role in the foreign office’s Diplomatic Missions Unit. 

Mr Kingston was known to be a good friend of the Princess of Wales’ sister Pippa Middleton, who he was often pictured out and about with.

The pair struck up a romance in 2011 following the end of Ms Middleton’s relationship with cricketer Alex Loudon. It eventually fizzled out but they remained close through their mutual friend Nico Jackson. 

A friend of Ms Middleton previously told Daily Mail’s Richard Kay, ‘Tom is utterly charming, polite and very popular with the ladies. In fact, he is just the kind of guy you would want to introduce to your mother.’ 

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