Thomas Kingston smiling and on his wedding day to Lady Gabriella Windsor

Funeral of Thomas Kingston takes place at St James’s Palace as Prince William supports Lady Gabriella Windsor

He married the royal in 2019

The funeral of Thomas Kingston has taken place today (March 12), according to reports.

It was confirmed by Buckingham Palace that Thomas had died aged 45 on February 25. He was the son-in-law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and married Lady Gabriella in 2019.

In a statement, King Charles and Queen Camilla sent “heartfelt prayers” to Lady Gabriella after Thomas’ tragic and “shock” death.

Now, he has been laid to rest, with Prince William said to be in attendance.

Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor
Thomas Kingston sadly died last month (Credit: CoverImages)

Thomas Kingston funeral takes place

The funeral took place at Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace in London at 11.30am today. It was a private family funeral, with a reception later held in St James’s Palace.

The coffin had earlier been brought from the chapel of Kensington Palace to St James’s Palace, accompanied by close family.

Prince William was among the mourners who joined Thomas’ wife, Lady Gabriella Windsor, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the Duke of Kent, and Princess Alexandra.

Thomas Kingston cause of death revealed

On March 1, an inquest into his death revealed Thomas died from a gunshot wound to the head.

Katy Skerrett, senior coroner for Gloucestershire, said he had lunch with his parents before his father, Martin Kingston, took the dogs out for a walk.

“On his return, Mr Kingston was not in the house,” the coroner said.

His mother went to look for him before his father forced entry into an outbuilding.

He was found dead “with a catastrophic head injury”. The coroner then added: “A gun was present at the scene.”

King Charles’ tribute after news of royal’s husband’s death

The monarch was among those who paid tribute.

A 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.”

King Charles and Queen Camilla
The couple are sending ‘heartfelt prayers’ to Lady Gabriella (Credit: CoverImages)

Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband

Lady Gabriella, 42, is the only daughter of Prince Michael of Kent. He is the first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II. Gabriella and Thomas tied the knot at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel on May 18, 2019. Guests at their wedding included the late Queen, Prince Harry and also Pippa Middleton.

In a statement with Mr Kingston’s family, Lady Gabriella also confirmed the news of his death. She said: “It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Thomas Kingston, our beloved husband, son and brother.”

She then added: “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.”

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Joey Crutchley
Freelance Writer