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Thomas Kingston, Husband of the King’s Cousin Lady Gabriella Kingston, Has Died at Age 45

British financier Thomas Kingston, husband of Lady Gabriella Kingston, a great-granddaughter of King George VI and second cousin to King Charles III, has passed away at the age of 45. The news of his death was announced in a family statement released on Tuesday, expressing deep sorrow and describing Thomas as an exceptional man who brought light to the lives of those around him.

The statement, issued on behalf of Lady Gabriella, Thomas’ parents Jill and Martin Kingston, and his sisters Joanna Connolly and Emma Murray, requested privacy as the family mourns his passing. Emergency services were called to the Gloucestershire home shared by Gabriella and Thomas on Sunday evening.

Buckingham Palace also released a statement offering condolences on behalf of the King and Queen Camilla, expressing grief over the loss of a beloved family member. The King and Queen, along with Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, extended their heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Gabriella and the Kingston family during this difficult time.

Thomas Kingston first gained attention in royal circles as the former boyfriend of Pippa Matthews, sister of Kate Middleton, before marrying Lady Gabriella in a ceremony at St George’s Chapel in May 2019. The couple was often seen together at public events, including the Wimbledon tournament, Royal Ascot, and Queen Elizabeth II’s 2022 Platinum Jubilee.

Gabriella’s parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, attended a memorial service for King Constantine II of Greece in Windsor on Tuesday morning. Prince William, who was also expected to attend, had to cancel his appearance due to personal reasons. Constantine, who passed away in January 2023, was the godfather of both William and Gabriella.

The passing of Thomas Kingston marks a significant loss for the royal family and those who knew him. His sudden death has left many in shock, and the outpouring of condolences and support from the royal community reflects the impact he had on those around him.

As the family mourns the loss of Thomas Kingston, they have requested privacy and respect during this difficult time. The legacy of an exceptional man who brought light to the lives of many will be remembered and cherished by all who knew him.

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