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Thomas Kingston: Royals mourn the death of Prince Michael of Kent's son-in-law

  • By Sean Coughlan
  • Royal correspondent

February 27, 2024

Image source: Lady Gabriella Kingston/Buckingham Palace

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The King and Queen sent their “heartfelt thoughts” to Mr Kingston’s family

Thomas Kingston, husband of Lady Gabriella Kingston and son-in-law of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has died aged 45, Buckingham Palace announced.

He was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening and emergency services were called to the scene.

There were no suspicious circumstances and no one else was involved.

King Charles and Queen Camilla sent their “deepest thoughts and prayers” to his family.

A statement issued by Buckingham Palace from Mr Kingston's widow, Lady Gabriella, and his family paid tribute to Mr Kingston: “Tom was an extraordinary man who illuminated the lives of all who knew him.”

The death was described as a “huge shock for the whole family”.

Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent – with Prince Michael, 81, being a grandson of King George V and a first cousin of the late Queen Elizabeth II.

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The couple married in 2019 in a wedding also attended by the late Queen Elizabeth II

A Buckingham Palace spokesman said King Charles and Queen Camilla “join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all who knew him in mourning the loss of a beloved family member.”

He previously worked in Baghdad, the capital of Iraq, at the Foreign Office's diplomatic missions department, where he was involved in the release of hostages.

His wife, Lady Gabriella, has experience as an arts and travel director and is also an author, editor and singer-songwriter.

Lady Gabriella is not a working royal, but she and Mr. Kingston's family are supported by the royal family during this time.

Her parents, the Prince and Princess of Kent, attended the service for the late former King Constantine of Greece at St. George's Chapel on Tuesday.

Gloucestershire Police said emergency services called to an address in the Cotswolds at 6:25pm GMT on Sunday.

Police said: “The death is not being treated as suspicious and a file will be prepared for the coroner.”