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Thomas Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, has died suddenly aged 45, Buckingham Palace has announced. 

Mr Kingston, who married the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in 2019, was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 6pm. 

Lady Gabriella paid tribute to her financier husband in a joint statement with his family, describing him as an ‘exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him’. His tragic death was described as a ‘great shock to the whole family’.

An inquest will be held to establish the cause of death but there are no suspicious circumstances and no other parties involved.

A statement on behalf of Lady Gabriella Kingston and Mr Kingston’s family 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.’

King Charles and Queen Camilla have sent their ‘most heartfelt thoughts and prayers’ to Lady Kingston and Mr Kingston’s family. 

Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband Thomas Kingston (pictured together) has died aged 45, Buckingham Palace has announced

Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband Thomas Kingston (pictured together) has died aged 45, Buckingham Palace has announced

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 

(L-R) Queen Camilla, King Charles, Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Windsor are pictured watching the races at Ascot last summer

(L-R) Queen Camilla, King Charles, Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Windsor are pictured watching the races at Ascot last summer

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella's parents, both attended a memorial service today for King Constantine of Greece

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella’s parents, both attended a memorial service today for King Constantine of Greece

Mr Kingston is the son-in-law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

Mr Kingston is the son-in-law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent

Thomas Kingston (L) and Lady Gabriella Windsor smile after their wedding ceremony, at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019

Thomas Kingston (L) and Lady Gabriella Windsor smile after their wedding ceremony, at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle on May 18, 2019

Thomas Kingston was close friends with Pippa Middleton, the Princess of Wales' sister. They are pictured here at Cheltenham Festival in 2013

Thomas Kingston was close friends with Pippa Middleton, the Princess of Wales’ sister. They are pictured here at Cheltenham Festival in 2013

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.’

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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Lady Gabriella’s parents, both attended a memorial service at St George’s Chapel today for King Constantine of Greece. 

Prince Michael was first cousins with the late Queen Elizabeth through their fathers.

It’s understood that Prince William’s absence from the memorial today was not linked to Mr Kingston’s death. 

Kensington Palace had revealed earlier in the day that the Prince of Wales had pulled out of the memorial service due to a personal matter. 

Lady Gabriella and her late husband tied the knot at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle 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 Devonport Capital since 2017. 

But the Bristol University graduate also spent time in Baghdad, Iraq, where he was working to procure the release of hostages after joining the Diplomatic Missions Unit of the Foreign Office. 

Mr Kingston (pictured with Lady Gabriella Kingston), 45, was found deceased at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening

Mr Kingston (pictured with Lady Gabriella Kingston), 45, was found deceased at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening

Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor are pictured at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in July 2019

Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor are pictured at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in July 2019

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston are pictured at Royal Ascot in June last year

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston are pictured at Royal Ascot in June last year

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston attended the late Queen's state funeral in September 2022

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston attended the late Queen’s state funeral in September 2022

The couple were pictured at a Thanksgiving service for the late Prince Philip in March 2023

They are pictured at a service at St Paul's Cathedral for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee in June 2022

The couple were pictured at a Thanksgiving service for the late Prince Philip in March 2023 (left) and at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June 2022 (right)

His financial career credentials also included roles at Voltan Capital Management and IDC Securities. 

Mr Kingston was a close friend of Pippa Middleton, the Princess of Wales’ sister, who he was often seen out and about with.

In fact, the pair were said to have struck up a romance in 2011, following the end of Ms Middleton’s relationship with cricketer Alex Loudon.

After the rumoured romance fizzled out, he remained a regular part of Ms Middleton’s social set and the pair remained friends.

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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