Buckingham Palace Announces the Death of Thomas Kingston

Buckingham Palace Announces the Death of Thomas Kingston

Felix Yim 27/02/2024
Buckingham Palace Announces the Death of Thomas Kingston

Thomas Kingston, husband of Lady Gabriella Kingston and son-in-law to Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has passed away.

Mr. Kingston, a 45-year-old financier, was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening. While emergency services were called to the scene, authorities have reported no suspicious circumstances, and no external involvement is suspected.

King Charles and Queen Camilla expressed their deepest sympathies, extending their "most heartfelt thoughts and prayers" to Mr. Kingston's family. The Buckingham Palace spokesperson conveyed the sorrow felt by the royal couple and the wider family, emphasizing that King Charles and Queen Camilla, along with Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, grieve the loss of a cherished family member.

A statement from Mr. Kingston's widow, Lady Gabriella, and the Kingston family, released by Buckingham Palace, paid tribute to Thomas Kingston, describing him as an "exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him." The unexpected death has cast a shadow of grief, with the family expressing their deep shock at the sudden loss.

Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has been left bereaved by the passing of her husband. Prince Michael, aged 81, is a grandson of King George V and a first cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The Kingston family's connection to the British royalty adds a layer of poignancy to this tragic event.

While there are no suspicions of foul play, an inquest into Thomas Kingston's death will be conducted to ascertain the circumstances surrounding this untimely tragedy. The unexpected loss has left both the royal and Kingston families grappling with the shock and grief of bidding farewell to a beloved member.

Mr. Kingston and Lady Gabriella's union took place in 2019 at Windsor Castle's St George's Chapel, a joyous occasion attended by prominent members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, and Prince Harry. The celebration marked not only the union of the couple but also the merging of two families, tying the knot between British royalty and a respected financier.

In a separate and unrelated development, Prince William withdrew unexpectedly from a memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece at St George's Chapel on Tuesday. The withdrawal, cited as a result of a "personal matter," is clarified as unrelated to the news of Mr. Kingston's passing. The reasons for Prince William's withdrawal remain undisclosed, allowing privacy amidst the somber atmosphere surrounding Buckingham Palace.

The untimely demise of Thomas Kingston has cast a shadow over Buckingham Palace, leaving a family in mourning and royal circles reflecting on the fragility of life. As condolences pour in from across the royal spectrum, an air of sorrow pervades the corridors of power. The forthcoming inquest will shed light on the circumstances of Mr. Kingston's passing, but the indelible mark he left on the lives of those who knew him ensures that he will be remembered as an exceptional man who brought light to the lives of many.

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Felix Yim

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Felix is the founder of Society of Speed, an automotive journal covering the unique lifestyle of supercar owners. Alongside automotive journalism, Felix recently graduated from university with a finance degree and enjoys helping students and other young founders grow their projects. 

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