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Grieving Lady Gabriella Windsor will take part in the Royal Ascot carriage procession for the first time, alongside Princess Anne, days after a discreet appearance on Trooping The Color

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Lady Gabriella Windsor and her late husband Thomas Kingston at Royal Ascot in 2023; The grieving Lady Gabriella will return to the event today supported by members of the royal family as she joins them for the first time in the carriage procession.

Lady Gabriella Windsor will appear in the carriage procession at Royal Ascot today, making her first official public appearance since the tragic death of her husband, Thomas Kingston, in February.

The daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent attended the society event last year with her late husband.

War hero and financier Kingston committed suicide earlier this year, when he was 45, at his parents’ home in the Cotswolds.

Today, the grieving Gabriella will take her place alongside Princess Anne and Peter Phillips for the occasion; The royal family has proven to be a strong model of support for the 43-year-old in recent months.

Over the weekend, Ella, as she is known to her friends, made a low-key appearance on Trooping the Color after being invited by the King.

She was seen watching the parade with her family inside the palace, including her brother, Lord Frederik Windsor, and his wife, Sophie Winkleman, whom she was standing next to.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and her late husband Thomas Kingston at Royal Ascot in 2023; The grieving Lady Gabriella will return to the event today supported by members of the royal family as she joins them for the first time in the carriage procession.

Lady Gabriella Windsor made her first public appearance following the tragic death of her husband, Thomas Kingston, in Trooping the Color (pictured), but kept a low profile.

Lady Gabriella Windsor made her first public appearance following the tragic death of her husband, Thomas Kingston, in Trooping the Color (pictured), but kept a low profile.

The royal stayed at Buckingham Palace to watch the parade with her brother, Lord Frederik Windsor, and his wife, Sophie Winkleman.

The royal stayed at Buckingham Palace to watch the parade with her brother, Lord Frederik Windsor, and his wife, Sophie Winkleman.

Thomas Kingston was found to have died from a 'traumatic head injury', according to an inquest in March (pictured Wimbledon, 2019)

Thomas Kingston was found to have died from a ‘traumatic head injury’, according to an inquest in March (pictured Wimbledon, 2019)

Lady Gabriella stood back from the balcony and watched the RAF flight from inside Buckingham Palace.
The invitation to Trooping the Color and now Royal Ascot is a poignant sign of the

On Saturday, Lady Gabriella was photographed watching the performance behind Princess Anne, her husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence and the Duke of Kent.

Along with other young royals, Ella had made regular balcony appearances until the arrival of Covid-19 in early 2020.

For Saturday’s event, Lady Gabriella put on an elegant display in a light pink ensemble and matching headpiece.

Lady Gabriella stood back from the balcony, where (pictured left to right) Princess Anne, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence and the Duke of Kent stood. Today she will join the Princess Royal in the carriage procession at the society event.

Lady Gabriella stood back from the balcony, where (pictured left to right) Princess Anne, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Lawrence and the Duke of Kent stood. Today she will join the Princess Royal in the carriage procession at the society event.

Her appearance comes after it was discovered that her husband had died from a “traumatic head injury”, according to an inquest in March. Her death was not treated as suspicious and no one else was involved.

The coroner’s court was told: ‘Your father was out walking the dogs. On his return, Mr. Kingston was not in the house. After approximately 30 minutes his mother went to look for him.

Katy Skerrett, Gloucestershire’s senior coroner, added: “His father forced entry into a locked outbuilding. Mr Kingston was found inside with a catastrophic head injury. A firearm was found at the scene. Police are convinced that the death is not suspicious.

The coroner said a post-mortem examination had been carried out and the provisional cause of death had been determined to be a traumatic head injury. She formally opened the inquest into the death and adjourned it.

Announcing his death in February, Buckingham Palace described Kingston, a financier, as a “much-loved member of the family” who was being mourned by King Charles and Queen Camilla. A friend of the couple said: “They had no children but were happily married until the end.”

After studying economic history at the University of Bristol, Mr Kingston joined the Foreign Office’s diplomatic missions unit in Iraq, working as a project officer for the Iraqi Institute of Peace from 2003 to 2006.

After his death, Lady Gabriella paid tribute to her husband in a joint statement with his family, describing him as an “exceptional man who illuminated the lives of all who knew him” and calling his death “a great shock to the entire family.” “. ‘.

Thomas Kingston (pictured), Lady Gabriella Windsor's husband, was a director of Devonport Capital.

Thomas Kingston (pictured), Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband, was a director of Devonport Capital.

Kingston and Lady Gabriella, known as Ella, were married at St George's Chapel, Windsor, in 2019.

Kingston and Lady Gabriella, known as Ella, were married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in 2019.

Kingston pictured alongside Lady Gabriella Windsor at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022

Kingston pictured alongside Lady Gabriella Windsor at the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II on September 19, 2022

She posted a personal photo she took of her husband, showing him smiling and dressed in a casual pink shirt while standing near a body of water in the sun.

Kingston and Lady Gabriella, known as Ella, married at St George’s Chapel, Windsor, in a ceremony attended by Prince Michael’s first cousin, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Philip in 2019.

In April, it was revealed that Lady Gabriella returned to live with her parents in their home at Kensington Palace.

“They wanted Ella to be with them and she didn’t want to be alone in the house she shared with Tom,” one of her friends told Richard Eden at the time.

Lady Gabriella, 43, whose father is the late queen’s first cousin, had previously lived in the Notting Hill area of ​​west London.

Lady Gabriella Kingston and Thomas Kingston at Nicky Haslam's birthday party at the Polish Hearth Club, London in November 2019

Lady Gabriella Kingston and Thomas Kingston at Nicky Haslam’s birthday party at the Polish Hearth Club, London in November 2019

Following the financier’s death, a spokesman for King Charles and Queen Camilla said they had sent “their deepest thoughts and prayers to Gabriella and the entire Kingston family.”

Lady Gabriella is the king’s second cousin. They are both great-grandsons of King George V.

Mr Kingston was a director of Devonport Capital, which specializes in providing finance to companies in “frontier economies”.

He was a close friend of Pippa Matthews, the sister of the Princess of Wales, and the pair are said to have dated in 2011.

Lady Gabriella, who has worked as an art and travel director for a brand company, is a writer and contributing editor.

She is also a singer-songwriter and released two bossa nova-inspired songs in 2020 to raise money for charities.

Lady Gabrielle and her husband were last photographed together in public on Valentine’s Day at an event celebrating the works of William Shakespeare.

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