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The incredible photo from Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston's wedding featuring the late Queen that went viral

The couple married at Windsor in May 2019 surrounded by the royal family


The King and Queen have sent their 'most heartfelt thoughts and prayers' to Lady Kingston and Mr Kingston's family.© Getty
Gemma Strong
Online Digital News Director
Updated: February 27, 2024
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On 18 May 2019, Lady Gabriella Windsor – the daughter of the late Queen's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent – married the Thomas Kingston in a beautiful ceremony at St George's Chapel.

One of the most memorable photos from the nuptials actually involved the bride and the late Queen as they shared an intimate moment with one another. The image, which can be seen below, shows Gabriella bending down and holding the royal's hand as they speak. The late monarch, dressed in a matching hat and coat, can be seen beaming back at the newlywed ahead of Gabriella and Thomas's wedding breakfast.

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The Queen shared a tender moment with the beautiful bride after the wedding

The couple held their wedding reception at Frogmore House in Windsor, which included a huge marquee.

WATCH: Relive Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston's wedding

Gabriella wore an impressive four bespoke bridal outfits created by Luisa Beccaria on her wedding weekend, but she suffered an "unnerving" mishap with her first gown, which featured long sleeves and elegant embroidery.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston share a kiss on the steps after marrying in St George's Chapel © Getty
Lady Gabriella and Thomas married in 2019

In an interview with HELLO!, Lady Gabriella revealed: "Suddenly I could feel my tiara start to pull back and in those few unnerving moments I thought it would come crashing down with an almighty clunk. My little bridesmaids had accidentally wandered on to my very sheer tulle 20ft veil. I slowed down until they’d stepped off it, but then it happened again. Fortunately, my hairdresser had pinned the tiara in place and it stood firm."

The royal was wearing an exquisite tiara that featured diamonds set in gold and silver in a classic Russian fringe style. It was previously worn by her mother Princess Michael of Kent and her grandmother Princess Marina of Greece on their wedding days.

Among the guests who joined the couple on their special day were Prince Harry, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and members of the Middleton family - Pippa, James, Carole and Michael.

The King and Queen have sent their 'most heartfelt thoughts and prayers' to Lady Kingston and Mr Kingston's family.© Getty
Thomas's death was confirmed on Tuesday

Thomas's death was announced on 27 February. A statement released on behalf of Lady Gabriella, Mr Martin and Mrs Jill Kingston, Mrs Joanna Connolly and Mrs Emma Murray read: "It is with the deepest sorrow that we announce the death of Thomas Kingston, our beloved husband, son and brother. Tom was an exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him. His death has come as a great shock to the whole family and we ask you to respect our privacy as we mourn his passing."

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A Buckingham Palace spokesperson said: "The King and The Queen have been informed of Thomas's death and join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all those who knew him in grieving a much-loved member of the family. In particular, Their Majesties send their most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Gabriella and to all the Kingston family."

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