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Friends of Thomas Kingston shocked by his death as they tell how he and Lady Gabriella were “happily married to the end” as royals mourn his passing.

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Friends of Thomas Kingston were shocked by his death as they told how he and Lady Gabriella were

Friends of Thomas Kingston were left shocked by his death as they told how he and Lady Gabriella were “happily married to the end”.

The financier and former hostage negotiator, 45, was found dead inside his parents’ £3million mansion in Gloucestershire on Sunday night.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause, but there are no suspicious circumstances or other parties involved.

Buckingham Palace announced his death on Tuesday, hours after his in-laws, the Prince and Princess of Kent, put on a brave face while attending the memorial service for King Constantine of Greece at Windsor Castle.

King Charles and Queen Camilla have joined grieving Kents in mourning Mr Kingston.

Yesterday his close friends, who were stunned by his shocking death, said he and Lady Gabriella “had no children but were happily married until the end”.

Friends of Thomas Kingston were shocked by his death as they told how he and Lady Gabriella were “happily married to the end”.

The financier and former hostage negotiator, 45, was found dead inside his parents' £3million mansion in Gloucestershire on Sunday night.

The financier and former hostage negotiator, 45, was found dead inside his parents' £3million mansion in Gloucestershire on Sunday night.

The financier and former hostage negotiator, 45, was found dead inside his parents’ £3million mansion in Gloucestershire on Sunday night.

The couple, who married at Windsor Castle in 2019, were not known to have had any relationship or financial difficulties, a source close to the family said. The times.

They were last photographed together in public on Valentine’s Day at an event celebrating the works of William Shakespeare.

The couple were at an event on Wednesday last week at the National Gallery with a friend and said they “seemed happy and positive as always”.

Another old friend told how the attentive Mr Kingston had focused on others “perhaps at the expense of his own mental health”.

A priest nicknamed Vicar of Baghdad also paid tribute last night to the deceased devout Christian.

The Rev. Canon Andrew White, who led Iraq’s only Anglican church and worked with Kingston in Baghdad, said the pair of “adrenaline junkies” cheated death countless times.

Kingston worked in the war-torn country for almost three years, mediating conflicts and negotiating the release of hostages.

Paying tribute to his “best intern ever”, Rev White told the Mail: ‘I worked with Tom in all sorts of dangerous places. Most of the time we were there in the middle of war zones.’

Rev. White described Mr. Kingston as “a risk-taker and a person of great faith.”

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of death, but there are no suspicious circumstances or other parties involved.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of death, but there are no suspicious circumstances or other parties involved.

An investigation will be carried out to establish the cause of death, but there are no suspicious circumstances or other parties involved.

LAST PHOTO: Thomas Kingston and his wife Lady Gabriella Windsor, at an event in London on Valentine's Day

LAST PHOTO: Thomas Kingston and his wife Lady Gabriella Windsor, at an event in London on Valentine's Day

LAST PHOTO: Thomas Kingston and his wife Lady Gabriella Windsor, at an event in London on Valentine’s Day

The Rev. Canon Andrew White, who led Iraq’s only Anglican church and worked with Kingston in Baghdad, said the couple of “adrenaline junkies” cheated death countless times.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, parents of Lady Gabriella, attended a memorial service for King Constantine of Greece.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, parents of Lady Gabriella, attended a memorial service for King Constantine of Greece.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, parents of Lady Gabriella, attended a memorial service for King Constantine of Greece.

‘Tom wasn’t a yellowbelly. He was never afraid. He could never tell him “do this” and he would say he was too dangerous. “He was always willing to be there.”

Kingston’s work with the priest, who suffers from multiple sclerosis, helped sustain the Anglican church in Baghdad, founded in 1990.

Kingston, who studied economic history at the University of Bristol, had several brushes with death, notably during a suicide church bombing in 2004, which claimed 22 lives.

Reverend White recalled another occasion when the couple visited a shrine of the prophet Ezekiel in Babylon and got stuck in a huge traffic jam on the way back.

He said: “We couldn’t move and I remember saying, ‘What do we do, Tom?’ And he said, ‘Pray.’ I said, “Lord, have mercy on us,” and suddenly a huge oil tanker exploded about 25 meters in front of us.

‘If we hadn’t been in the traffic jam, they would have killed us instantly. But this was something that happened every day.”

Before Mr Kingston met Lady Gabriella, Reverend White remembers telling her: ‘All my interns accomplish two things. They do really exciting work when they get out of here and marry really beautiful women. And you will do both… and he did both.’

The priest said he met Lady Gabriella, 42, who is 57th in line to the throne, at the Carlton Club in London’s Mayfair after Kingston proposed to her in 2018.

Kingston, pictured here on his wedding day to Lady Gabriella Windsor, lived an extraordinary life.

Kingston, pictured here on his wedding day to Lady Gabriella Windsor, lived an extraordinary life.

Kingston, pictured here on his wedding day to Lady Gabriella Windsor, lived an extraordinary life.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston appear at Royal Ascot in June last year.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston appear at Royal Ascot in June last year.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston appear at Royal Ascot in June last year.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston photographed at the Jungle Part at Annabel's in London in September 2018

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston photographed at the Jungle Part at Annabel's in London in September 2018

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston photographed at the Jungle Part at Annabel’s in London in September 2018

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston take official photographs on their wedding day. The late Queen and Prince Philip are seated to her right.

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston take official photographs on their wedding day. The late Queen and Prince Philip are seated to her right.

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston take official photographs on their wedding day. The late Queen and Prince Philip are seated to her right.

The couple was seen smiling at the wedding in Windsor on May 18, 2019.

The couple was seen smiling at the wedding in Windsor on May 18, 2019.

The couple was seen smiling at the wedding in Windsor on May 18, 2019.

He said: ‘She was so lovely. I love her. I remember sitting down and she said, “Well, who am I really going to marry?”

“I told him, ‘You’re going to marry more than just a rock star. You’re going to marry one of those great people who never took no for an answer and always took risks.” I said, “I hope you’re very daring, because you need to be.”

“She said, ‘I’m very sassy and I’m very in love, so don’t worry.’

In a statement released by Buckingham Palace on Tuesday, Lady Gabriella and Kingston’s family described him as “exceptional” and someone who “brightened the lives of all who knew him.”

A statement issued jointly with her husband’s parents, Martin and Jill Kingston, and his sisters, Joanna Connolly and Emma Murray, said: “Tom was an exceptional man who brightened the lives of all who knew him. His death has been a Great shock for the entire family and we ask that you respect our privacy as we mourn his passing.

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