Newly-married Thomas Kingston poses with his bride Lady Gabriella Windsor as they leave St George's Chapel today

Newly-married Thomas Kingston poses with his bride Lady Gabriella Windsor as they leave St George’s Chapel today

The Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke of Sussex, Princess Anne and the Middletons led the guests today as royal bride Lady Gabriella Windsor married Thomas Kingston in the biggest society wedding of the year so far.

Prince Harry was at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with wife Meghan – and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary. The 34-year-old royal arrived with Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, who is married to Lady Gabriella’s brother Lord Frederick.

Harry was accompanied by his uncle and aunt, the Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal, who was joined by her second husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence for the wedding of Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, to financier Mr Kingston.

The Queen was joined by Prince Philip as the Duke of Edinburgh made a rare public appearance two years after his retirement. Other royals at the chapel today included Sarah, Duchess of York with her ex-husband Prince Andrew and their daughter Princess Beatrice with her boyfriend Edoardo Marpelli Mozzi.

Philip appeared in good spirits and joked with the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, who was waiting to greet the monarch. The Queen wore a pink A-line coat, and a lilac and pink silk dress by Stewart Parvin, with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.

Foreign royalty included King Constantine II of Greece and his wife Queen Anne-Marie who arrived in a car. 

Pippa Middleton, a long-time friend of Mr Kingston, and her husband James Matthews smiled as they arrived, along with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton. Pippa’s brother James Middleton was also there, joined by his French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet. 

Lady Gabriella and her Mr Kingston kissed on the steps of St George’s following the ceremony. The newlywed couple were all smiles as they left, closely followed by the bridal party and members of their immediate family. 

Posing for photos on the steps of the chapel, the couple lovingly gazed at each other before getting into a claret-coloured vintage wedding car. Lady Gabriella was helped into it by the bridal party due to her long train and veil. 

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston smile with their family members as they pose for a photo at St George's today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston smile with their family members as they pose for a photo at St George’s today

Harry spoke animatedly to his grandfather Prince Philip as they left St George's Chapel following the wedding ceremony

Harry spoke animatedly to his grandfather Prince Philip as they left St George’s Chapel following the wedding ceremony 

Harry appears to make his grandfather Philip laugh at the occasion as the two speak after the ceremony in Windsor today

Harry appears to make his grandfather Philip laugh at the occasion as the two speak after the ceremony in Windsor today

The Queen looked overjoyed as she beamed outside St George's chapel, carrying the order of service for the wedding

Prince Harry and The Queen shared a smile as they spoke after leaving the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston

The Queen looks overjoyed as she beams outside St George’s Chapel, carrying the order of service for the wedding. She also shares a smile with Harry as they speak after leaving the royal wedding

Queen Elizabeth II talks to the Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor this afternoon

Queen Elizabeth II talks to the Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor this afternoon

A beaming Prince Philip laughs today

Prince Philip at the wedding in Windsor

A beaming Prince Philip laughs today following the wedding of Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston at St George’s Chapel

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston leave St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle following their wedding today

Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor pose on the steps of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle today

The newlyweds smile at Windsor Castle today

Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor pose on the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston pose on the steps of St George's chapel alongside their bridesmaids and page boys

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston pose on the steps of St George’s chapel alongside their bridesmaids and page boys

Lady Gabriella stands with her mother, Princess Michael, who has made headlines previously for her outspoken comments

Lady Gabriella stands with her mother, Princess Michael, who has made headlines previously for her outspoken comments

Buckingham Palace later released details about the wedding service, with the hymns sung by the congregation including Tell Out My Soul, Be Thou My Vision and Love Divine, All Loves Excelling.

The readings were taken from Ecclesiastes III, Philippians IV, a passage from Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost, and O Tell Me The Truth About Love, by WH Auden.

They were read by Joanna Conolly, Emma Murray, Ms Winkleman and Sarah St George. The bride and groom chose Paul Thomas to design the flower arrangements for the service.

Flowers in the chapel included coral sunset peonies, coral and white roses, white hydrangea, white delphiniums, apricot stocks and seasonal flowers, as well as the creamy ivory ‘Ella’ rose, by David Austin, named for the bride.

The cherry and apple blossom trees and shrubs which stood outside St George’s were from Hillier Nurseries.

The wedding reception was held at Frogmore House, where Meghan and Harry staged their wedding dinner, and the bride and groom cut a cake made by Fiona Cairns, who also made the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s cake.

Members of the royal family and their guests leave Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding at St.George's Chapel today

Members of the royal family and their guests leave Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding at St.George’s Chapel today

The Queen squints at the sky

Princess Beatrice

The Queen squints at the sky following the wedding today, which was also attended by her fifth grandchild Princess Beatrice

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Sophie Winkleman and Lord Frederick Windsor pose after the wedding today

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Sophie Winkleman and Lord Frederick Windsor pose after the wedding today

The Queen and Princess Anne

Harry and Philip

The Queen speaks with Princess Anne outside the chapel (left), while Harry watches on behind Prince Philip (right)

Bridesmaid Isabella Windsor with her mother Sophie Winkleman outside St George's Chapel in Windsor after the wedding

Bridesmaid Isabella Windsor with her mother Sophie Winkleman outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor after the wedding

Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor with a bridesmaid

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston leave St George's Chapel

Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor smile with a bridesmaid on the steps of St George’s Chapel 

Lady Gabriella Windsor leaves St George's Chapel in Windsor this afternoon with her new husband Thomas Kingston

Lady Gabriella Windsor leaves St George’s Chapel in Windsor this afternoon with her new husband Thomas Kingston

The Queen offers the crowds a wave as she stands with other members of the royal family outside St George's Chapel today

The Queen offers the crowds a wave as she stands with other members of the royal family outside St George’s Chapel today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston wave as they leave St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston wave as they leave St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle today

Members of the royal family wave at the bride and groom after the wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle today

Members of the royal family wave at the bride and groom after the wedding at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today

Queen Elizabeth II looks out from her car window as she leaves the wedding of Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston today

Queen Elizabeth II looks out from her car window as she leaves the wedding of Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston today

Lady Gabriella Windsor's ring can be seen under her flowers as she posed for photos on the steps of St George's today

Lady Gabriella Windsor’s ring can be seen under her flowers as she posed for photos on the steps of St George’s today

The three-tiered confection was made with three recipes including fruit cake, Victoria sponge and lemon Limoncello sponge.

It featured pale blush icing, and the leaf border surrounding the base was inspired by fabric within Frogmore House. The decoration included seasonal sugar flowers and shades of the lacework on the bride’s wedding dress. 

Guests at the reception were served smoked Scottish salmon and asparagus risotto and canapes, plus Caragh Chocolates from the Isle of Sark, where the couple were engaged. Flowers at the reception were by John Plested.

Earlier, when the groom Mr Kingston was seen walking to St George’s Chapel accompanied by his best man, he was applauded by a small group of residents who live within the castle grounds.

He was closely followed by mother of the bride Princess Michael of Kent, wearing a lilac dress and embroidered overcoat, who was joined by Lady Gabriella’s brother Lord Frederick Windsor.

Lady Gabriella arrived soon after, wearing a lace gown by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria. Arriving at the chapel in a claret coloured vintage car, she was accompanied by her father. 

Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor is the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, pictured together today

Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor is the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, pictured together today

Lady Gabriella

Lady Gabriella wore a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara also worn by her grandmother, HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days

Lady Gabriella wore a bespoke dressby Luisa Beccaria and a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara also worn by her grandmother, HRH Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, HRH Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days

Lady Gabriella Windsor is photographed arriving for her wedding today with her father Prince Michael of Kent

Lady Gabriella Windsor is photographed arriving for her wedding today with her father Prince Michael of Kent

Queen Elizabeth II arrives with the Duke of Edinburgh for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

Queen Elizabeth II arrives with the Duke of Edinburgh for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

The Duke of Sussex, Sophie Winkleman and Princess Anne smile as they arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor today

Harry is among the royals attending the wedding today

The Duke of Sussex, Sophie Winkleman – the Peep Show actress, who is married to Lady Gabriella’s brother Lord Frederick -and Princess Anne smile as they arrive at St George’s Chapel in Windsor today

Harry attends just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with Meghan - and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary

Harry attends just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with Meghan – and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary

Queen Elizabeth II arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston

The Queen and Prince Philip are followed into St George's Chapel today by the Dean of Windsor the Right Rev David Conner

The Queen and Prince Philip are followed into St George’s Chapel today by the Dean of Windsor the Right Rev David Conner

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York speak to Dean of Windsor the Right Rev David Conner outside the chapel

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York speak to Dean of Windsor the Right Rev David Conner outside the chapel

(From left) Timothy Laurence, The Earl of Wessex and The Princess Royal arrive ahead of the wedding this morning

(From left) Timothy Laurence, The Earl of Wessex and The Princess Royal arrive ahead of the wedding this morning

(From left) Tim Laurence, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Sophie Winkleman and Prince Harry attend the wedding today

(From left) Tim Laurence, Prince Edward, Princess Anne, Sophie Winkleman and Prince Harry attend the wedding today

Police officers stand outside Windsor Castle during the wedding of Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston today

Police officers stand outside Windsor Castle during the wedding of Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston today

The beaming bride had her long veil arranged by the designer on the steps of the chapel. The bridal party – of six bridesmaids and three pageboys – entered the 15th-century chapel moments before.

Lady Gabriella wore a Russian Fringe-style tiara also worn by her grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, Princess Michael of Kent, for their wedding days.

Lady Gabriella’s hair was styled in elegant curls, with a long veil designed in a similar fashion to the dress.

Embroidered with flowers and embellishments, layers of blush-coloured tulle and organdie created the body of the wedding gown under the lace, fanning out for a long train. 

Known as Ella, the bride had a creamy ivory Ella rose in her bouquet alongside myrtle, a tradition in many royal bridal flower arrangements. The bridesmaids and pageboys wore outfits by the same designer.

Isabella and Maud Windsor – Lady Gabriella’s nieces – and the other bridesmaids wore cream dresses with blush underlays and sashes, with flower rings in their hair in a similar style to the bouquet. 

Princess Michael of Kent with her son Lord Frederick Windsor

Lady Amelia Windsor, 39th in line to the throne

Princess Michael of Kent with her son Lord Frederick Windsor (left) and Lady Amelia Windsor (right), 39th in line to the throne

The Duchess of York arrives with her daughter Beatrice with her boyfriend Edoardo Marpelli Mozzi for the wedding today

The Duchess of York arrives with her daughter Beatrice with her boyfriend Edoardo Marpelli Mozzi for the wedding today

Fergie arrives at the wedding

Princess Beatrice shakes hands with the Dean of Windsor next to her boyfriend Edoardo Marpelli Mozzi

Fergie arrives (left) as Princess Beatrice shakes hands with the Dean of Windsor next to her boyfriend Edoardo Marpelli Mozzi

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester smile as they arrive at St George's Chapel for Lady Gabriella's royal wedding

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester smile as they arrive at St George’s Chapel for Lady Gabriella’s royal wedding

George Gilman and Lady Rose Gilman

Daniel Chatto and George Windsor Earl

George Gilman and Lady Rose Gilman (left) and Daniel Chatto and George Windsor Earl (right) attend today’s wedding

A bridesmaid arrives excitedly ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston in Windsor today

A bridesmaid arrives excitedly ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston in Windsor today

A bridesmaid arrives for the wedding today which is taking place in the grounds of Windsor Castle

One of the bridesmaids at the royal wedding today

Two of the young bridesmaids arrive for the wedding today which is taking place in the grounds of Windsor Castle

Bridesmaids and page boys wait on the steps of St George's Chapel before going in for the wedding today

Bridesmaids and page boys wait on the steps of St George’s Chapel before going in for the wedding today

Page boys, bridesmaids and special attendants arrive just before the wedding begins at St George's Chapel today

Bridesmaids arrive for Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding

Page boys, bridesmaids and special attendants arrive just before the wedding begins at St George’s Chapel today

A pageboy has his outfit adjusted as he arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

A pageboy has his outfit adjusted as he arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

Bridesmaids on the steps outside the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at Windsor Castle today

One of the bridesmaids at the wedding today

Bridesmaids on the steps outside the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at Windsor Castle today

Pageboys and bridesmaids are led in ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

Pageboys and bridesmaids are led in ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

Bridesmaids were later seen lying prone on the steps of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle following the wedding today

Bridesmaids were later seen lying prone on the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle following the wedding today

The bridesmaids are helped to their feet as Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston leave St George's Chapel in Windsor today

The bridesmaids are helped to their feet as Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston leave St George’s Chapel in Windsor today

Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman

Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman with bridesmaids Maud Windsor and Isabella Windsor

Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman (left) and (right) with bridesmaids Maud Windsor and Isabella Windsor (right)

Newlyweds Mr Kingston and Lady Gabriella kiss on the steps of St George's Chapel as they are surrounded by bridesmaids

Newlyweds Mr Kingston and Lady Gabriella kiss on the steps of St George’s Chapel as they are surrounded by bridesmaids

Maud, the eldest daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman, was part of the bridal party at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October. Pageboys wore cream shirts and knickerbockers.

Guests were ferried in vintage buses close to the chapel and then walked down the hill to take their seats for the ceremony in the 15th-century venue from noon. 

Julian Fellowes, who is well known as creator of TV period drama Downton Abbey, was also among the first to arrive as he walked alongside two female guests. 

The society event was a parade of hats, dresses and men in morning suits as everyone waited for the ceremony in the chapel to begin. Lady Gabriella is the Queen’s first cousin once removed, and the 52nd in line to the throne.  

It was the third royal wedding at St George’s Chapel in less than a year after the star-studded nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October.

Buckingham Palace had said the monarch would be joined by members of the royal family but they were not revealed in advance. 

Lady Gabriella Windsor and her father Prince Micahel of Kent arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and her father Prince Micahel of Kent arrive at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince Michael of Kent arrive for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince Michael of Kent arrive for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel today

Lady Gabriella Windsor walks into the chapel with her father Prince Michael of Kent for her wedding today

Lady Gabriella Windsor walks into the chapel with her father Prince Michael of Kent for her wedding today

Mr Kingston (right) is a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for firms in 'frontier economies'

Mr Kingston (right) smiles as he arrives at the chapel

Mr Kingston (right) is a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for firms in ‘frontier economies’

Pippa Middleton arrives with her husband James Matthews

Carole and Michael Middleton

Pippa Middleton arrives with her husband James Matthews (left), along with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton (right)

Mr Kingston is a close friend of Pippa - the Duchess of Cambridge's sister - with the pair often seen out and about together

Mr Kingston is a close friend of Pippa – the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister – with the pair often seen out and about together

James Middleton arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor this morning with his French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet

James Middleton arrives at St George’s Chapel in Windsor this morning with his French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet

James Matthews (second left) and his wife Pippa (third left) arrive with the Middleton clan for the wedding this morning

James Matthews (second left) and his wife Pippa (third left) arrive with the Middleton clan for the wedding this morning

James Matthews and Pippa Middleton arrive for the big day at St George's Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle today

James Matthews and Pippa Middleton arrive for the big day at St George’s Chapel on the grounds of Windsor Castle today

Julian Fellowes, who is well known as creator, writer and executive producer of TV drama Downton Abbey, arrives today

Julian Fellowes, who is well known as creator, writer and executive producer of TV drama Downton Abbey, arrives today

Tim Laurence (left), the second husband of Princess Anne, arrives for the wedding today with Prince Edward (right)

Timothy Taylor and Lady Helen Taylor

Tim Laurence (far left), the second husband of Princess Anne, arrives for the wedding today with Prince Edward (near left). Timothy Taylor and Lady Helen Taylor (right) are also in attendance

Tim Laurence (left), the the second husband of Princess Anne, arrives for the wedding today with Prince Edward (right)

Tim Laurence (left), the the second husband of Princess Anne, arrives for the wedding today with Prince Edward (right)

Ben Goldsmith and his wife Jemima Jones

Jemima Jones and Jemima Khan

Jemima Jones with her husband Ben Goldsmith (left) and his sister Jemima Khan (right) at the royal wedding today

Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine II of Greece arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Kingston today

Queen Anne-Marie and King Constantine II of Greece arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Kingston today

The Duke of Cambridge, president of the Football Association, did not attend the wedding due to the FA Cup final between Manchester City and Watford in the evening from 5pm, and his wife Kate was also not at the wedding.

Lady Gabriella had been dating Mr Kingston for a number of years when he proposed last summer. Her father, Prince Michael, is the Queen’s cousin. 

The daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, a minor royal who is the Queen’s cousin, Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor was born on April 23 1981. 

Her mother, Princess Michael, has made headlines over the years for her outspoken comments, being dubbed ‘Princess Pushy’ by the press. 

Her parents married in 1978 and she has one older sibling, her brother Lord Frederick, known as Freddie, who hit the headlines after admitting to using drugs at university.

Lord Frederick married Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman in 2009 and the pair have two children together.

Lady Gabriella, who is known as Ella, studied at both Brown University in the US and the University of Oxford, with degrees in Comparative Literature and Social Anthropology.

The 38-year-old works as an arts and travel director for brand company Branding Latin America, based in Knightsbridge, London. 

Three women in flamboyant fascinators arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

Three women in flamboyant fascinators arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston today

Windsor is abuzz with excitement as guests arrive at St George's Chapel ahead of the service, which begins at noon today

Windsor is abuzz with excitement as guests arrive at St George’s Chapel ahead of the service, which begins at noon today

Designer Nicky Haslam

Getting in the swing of things: several guests appeared to be wearing period-style outfits, including turquoise skirts, white blouses and shawls

Designer Nicky Haslam (left) looks smart in a pinstripe suit, while two women (right) arrived wearing period-style outfits

Many guests arrived on green buses for the ceremony, with many donning tails and colourful dresses for the occasion

Many guests arrived on green buses for the ceremony, with many donning tails and colourful dresses for the occasion 

Guests arrive today on a vintage Green Line London-Grays bus adorned with a sign that reads 'Wedding Day Special'

Guests arrive today on a vintage Green Line London-Grays bus adorned with a sign that reads ‘Wedding Day Special’ 

Guests arrive this morning for the third royal wedding in the 15th-century venue in Windsor in less than a year

Guests gather outside Windsor Castle today

Guests arrive this morning for the third royal wedding in the 15th-century venue in Windsor in less than a year

A guest appeared to shun the usual wedding dressing rules and donned a white suit, a colour usually reserved for the bride

Guest arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston

A guest appeared to shun the usual wedding dressing rules and donned a white suit, a colour usually reserved for the bride 

St George's Chapel is adorned in pink and white spring flowers ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor today

St George’s Chapel is adorned in pink and white spring flowers ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor today

People walk past Windsor Castle today. The wedding did not have a carriage procession and was confined within the walls

People walk past Windsor Castle today. The wedding did not have a carriage procession and was confined within the walls

The star-studded nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last May

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October

It is the third royal wedding at Windsor in a year after the star-studded nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex (left) last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October (right)

Not a ‘working royal’, she is also board director for the Playing for Change Foundation, a non-profit organisation aiming to improve education through music.

Prior to her current relationship, Lady Gabriella dated journalist Aatish Taseer, who wrote a tell-all Vanity Fair article earlier this year which claimed they swam naked in the Buckingham Palace pool.

She had been dating Mr Kingston for a number of years when he proposed while they were on the island of Sark last summer.

Her groom Mr Kingston, 40, is a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for companies in ‘frontier economies’.

The Bristol University graduate worked in Baghdad, Iraq, according to the Telegraph, working to procure the release of hostages after joining the Diplomatic Missions Unit of the Foreign Office.

His financial career credentials include roles at Voltan Capital Management and IDC Securities.

Mr Kingston is a close friend of Pippa Middleton – the Duchess of Cambridge’s sister – with the pair seen out and about together on numerous occasions.

He attended her wedding to James Matthews in May 2017, accompanied by Lady Gabriella.

The youngest guests steal the show at Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding where her adorable nieces and nephews are bridesmaids and pageboys

Isabella and Maud Windsor are among the five bridesmaids and three pageboys at their aunt Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding today. 

The sisters were joined by their parents Frederick Windsor and Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman at the event.  

The bridesmaids donned pink and white flower crowns for the event, and wore puff sleeved white dresses designed by Luisa Beccaria and adorned with delicate floral decorations.

Meanwhile the pageboys donned matching white satin outfits, with matching white shoes.  

The bridesmaids wore crowns made of flowers for the event, and donned white dressed adorned with flowers

The bridesmaids wore crowns made of flowers for the event, and donned white dressed adorned with flowers 

Meanwhile the three pageboys looked adorable in full white outfits for the event

Meanwhile the three pageboys looked adorable in full white outfits for the event 

The gaggle of children were accompanied by several wedding guests who walked them into church. 

They looked a little nervous as the arrived at the royal wedding of Lady Lady Gabriella Windsor and groom Thomas Kingston. 

Frederick Windsor’s daughters Isabella and Maud Windsor were among the bridal party.

Their mother, Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, arrived alongside Prince Harry earlier in the day. 

One adorable little boy was assisted with his outfits as he climbed the steps of St George's Chapel

One adorable little boy was assisted with his outfits as he climbed the steps of St George’s Chapel 

The pageboys donned all white outfits with matching shoes for the event at St George's Chapel in Windsor today

The pageboys donned all white outfits with matching shoes for the event at St George’s Chapel in Windsor today 

The children were accompanied by wedding guests as they arrived at the venue ahead of the bridal party

The children were accompanied by wedding guests as they arrived at the venue ahead of the bridal party 

Maud, the eldest daughter of Lord Frederik Windsor and Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, was part of the bridal party at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s wedding in October. 

Meanwhile banker Ben Goldsmith’s daughter Eliza was also amongst the bridal party. 

They were joined by Leonora Weisman, Aurelia del Drago and Emily Conolly. 

The pageboys were Frederick and brother Rafferty Murray and Karim Khawaja. 

The eight children donned all white outfits designed by Luisa Beccaria, who also crafted Ella's wedding gown

The eight children donned all white outfits designed by Luisa Beccaria, who also crafted Ella’s wedding gown 

The five flower girls donned flower crowns for the event, and wore gorgeous white dresses adorned with flowers. 

With a delicate tuille skirt and gently puffing sleeves, they looked adorable as they walked up the steps of St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. 

Meanwhile the three pageboys wore a full white outfit in keeping with traidtional roya lstyles, including a white collared shirt, white belt, cullottes. 

They finished off the outfit with white socks and white shoes. 

The five bridesmaids donned flower crowns alongside their Luisa Beccaria white dresses, which featured puff sleeves

The five bridesmaids donned flower crowns alongside their Luisa Beccaria white dresses, which featured puff sleeves  

Princess Beatrice wears a £370 high street dress on her first royal appearance with boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi as they attend Lady Gabriella’s wedding together

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive at the wedding of Lady Garbriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi arrive at the wedding of Lady Garbriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Princess Beatrice wore a £370 high street dress as she made her first royal appearance with her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston this morning.

Beatrice, 30, and father-of-one Edoardo, 34, kept their romance out of the spotlight when they started dating last year but have been seen more often of late.

Beatrice wore a white fascinator with a high street dress from Self-Portrait worth £370 as she stepped out with Edoardo in his morning suit at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

They were joined by Beatrice’s mother Sarah Ferguson, her father Prince Andrew and her sister Princess Eugenie who was married to Jack Brooksbank at the same venue last year.  

Edoardo – who is known as Edo – is the stepson of Christopher Shale a friend of David Cameron, who died at Glastonbury music festival in 2011.

The couple went public when they attended the annual gala for the Berggruen Prize for Philosophy and Culture in New York in December last year. 

It’s thought the two were friends for years before their friendship evolved into a romance.

Edoardo founded a real estate firm in 2007, and serves as its CEO to this day. The company specializes in finding and developing homes for wealthy clients.

Beatrice, who lives in New York and works full time as a consultant that introduces start-ups to potential financial backers, was spotted with her boyfriend several times in Manhattan throughout the Spring.

The official appearance at the royal wedding confirms suspicions that the relationship has become more serious.

Beatrice is among a number of royal family members lead by the Queen at Lady Gabriella’s wedding in St George’s Chapel. 

Sarah, Duchess of York (left) waves as she arrives with her daughter Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Sarah, Duchess of York (left) waves as she arrives with her daughter Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attends the Portrait Gala 2019 at National Portrait Gallery on March 12, 2019 in London

Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice seen on a night out leaving Annabel's on March 28, 2019

The pair appeared at the National Portrait Gallery in London in March (left) and leaving Annabel’s nightclub in the same month (right) – the wedding is their first royal outing, confirming suspicions their romance has become more serious

Princess Beatrice with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and jockey Frankie Dettori at the Bahrain Grand Prix in March

Princess Beatrice with Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and jockey Frankie Dettori at the Bahrain Grand Prix in March

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery's 'Inspiring People' project

Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi attend The Portrait Gala 2019 hosted by Dr Nicholas Cullinan and Edward Enninful to raise funds for the National Portrait Gallery’s ‘Inspiring People’ project

Lady Gabriella Windsor wows in diamond studded Russian Fringe-style tiara worn by her mother and grandmother on their wedding days

Lady Gabriella's tiara shimmers beneath her veil as she arrives at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle

Lady Gabriella’s tiara shimmers beneath her veil as she arrives at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

Lady Gabriella Windsor wore a Russian Fringe-style diamond tiara worn by her grandmother and mother on their wedding days as she married Thomas Kingston.

The stunning gems of the tiara shimmered beneath Lady Gabriella’s long white veil as she beamed on arrival at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

It was worn by her grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days in 1934 and 1978 respectively. 

The timeless crown glimmered on Princess Marina at her wedding to Prince George at Westminster Abbey and for Princess Michael at her wedding to Prince Michael in Vienna, Austria.

Lady Gabriella’s tiara was accompanied by a lace gown by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria, who designed the six-metre long veil which flowed over the band. 

Her blonde hair was styled in elegant curls and her gown was embroidered with flowers and embellishments – layers of blush-coloured tulle and organdie created the body of the wedding gown under the lace, fanning out for a long train.

Known as Ella, the bride had a creamy ivory Ella rose in her bouquet alongside myrtle, a tradition in many royal bridal flower arrangements.  

She entered the chapel at Windsor Castle to marry financier Thomas Kingston after stepping from a claret-coloured vintage car, accompanied by her father, Prince Michael of Kent.  

Isabella and Maud Windsor – Lady Gabriella’s nieces – and the other bridesmaids wore cream dresses with blush underlays and sashes, with flower rings in their hair in a similar style to the bouquet. 

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent wears the tiara at her wedding to Prince George in 1934

Princess Michael wears the tiara at her wedding to Prince Michael in 1978

The timeless crown was worn by Princess Marina at her wedding to Prince George at Westminster Abbey in 1934 (left) and Princess Michael at her wedding to Prince Michael in Vienna, Austria in 1978 (right)

Lady Gabriella Windsor with her father Prince Michael of Kent wearing the glimmering tiara which can be seen beneath the six-metre veil of her Luisa Beccaria dress

Lady Gabriella Windsor with her father Prince Michael of Kent wearing the glimmering tiara which can be seen beneath the six-metre veil of her Luisa Beccaria dress

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince Michael of Kent arrive for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Prince Michael of Kent arrive for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and her father Prince Micahel of Kent arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle today - her six-metre long veil was designed by Luisa Beccaria

Lady Gabriella Windsor and her father Prince Micahel of Kent arrive at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle today – her six-metre long veil was designed by Luisa Beccaria

Lady Gabriella Windsor walks into the chapel with her father Prince Michael of Kent for her wedding today

Lady Gabriella Windsor walks into the chapel with her father Prince Michael of Kent for her wedding today

Prince Harry attends royal wedding in Windsor without Meghan 12 days after the birth of baby Archie and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary

Prince Harry made a surprise appearance at the royal wedding today ahead of his own wedding anniversary tomorrow.

Harry, 34, beamed as he arrived at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. 

He appeared to have left new mother Meghan Markle, 37, at home with their 12 day old son Archie. 

It’s likely to be a sentimental event for Prince Harry, who wed Meghan at St George’s Chapel in Windsor last year. 

Prince Harry looked dashing as he made a surprise appearance at the royal wedding, alongside Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman and Princess Anne

Prince Harry looked dashing as he made a surprise appearance at the royal wedding, alongside Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman and Princess Anne

Prince Harry looked dashing as he arrived alongside Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, who is married to the bride’s brother, Frederick Windsor. 

Sophie donned an extravagant pale blue dress by Catherine Walker, finishing her outfit with a matching hat and bright white shoes. 

The pair appeared to share a joke as they walked into the church, and were seen chuckling together. 

Prince Harry has made several public appearances since his son Archie was born 12 days ago.

Prince Harry beamed as he walked into the church where he married Meghan Markle last year. The couple will celebrate their first wedding anniversary tomorrow

Prince Harry beamed as he walked into the church where he married Meghan Markle last year. The couple will celebrate their first wedding anniversary tomorrow 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have had a busy first year of marriage, embarking on a major overseas tour, moving house and welcoming their first child.

Meghan threw herself into royal life and was at work with Harry just days after their wedding last May as they joined the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall at a garden party celebrating the prince’s charity work.

It was a year of firsts for newbie royal Meghan, and the party marked the newlyweds’ first official engagement as a married couple.

The duchess undertook her first joint engagement with the Queen on a day trip to Cheshire, and body language experts said the pair got on famously.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child Archie Harrison less than two weeks ago

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle welcomed their first child Archie Harrison less than two weeks ago

In July, Harry and Meghan headed to Dublin – their first official overseas trip as a married couple – and visited Croke Park stadium, the scene of the Bloody Sunday atrocity committed by British troops against civilians in 1920.

Personal celebrations included Meghan’s 37th birthday in August which was spent at the wedding of Harry’s society friends Charlie van Straubenzee and Daisy Jenks, Harry’s 34th birthday in September, and a holiday with George and Amal Clooney in Italy.

In the autumn, Meghan brought her mother Doria Ragland to the launch of the Grenfell community cookbook she championed – and helped prepare lunch for the guests at the Hubb Community Kitchen in London.

Ms Ragland’s last memorable appearance was on the steps of St George’s Chapel following the royal wedding in May, watching her daughter begin her new life as a member of the monarchy.

Meghan was the driving force behind the book, suggesting the idea to a group of women who came together to cook at a Muslim cultural centre in North Kensington in the aftermath of the Grenfell tragedy.

Ms Ragland introduced herself to guests as ‘Meg’s mom’ when she arrived at the marquee with the duke and duchess, and said she was ‘head over heels’ with pride.

The Sussexes were back in St George’s Chapel in October where they were guests at Princess Eugenie’s wedding.

Prince Harry arrived alongside Prince Edward and Princess Anne, alongside Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman

Prince Harry arrived alongside Prince Edward and Princess Anne, alongside Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman 

It's likely to be a sentimental day for Prince Harry, who will celebrate his own wedding anniversary to wife Meghan Markle tomorrow

It’s likely to be a sentimental day for Prince Harry, who will celebrate his own wedding anniversary to wife Meghan Markle tomorrow 

It was on this day they shared the news with their family that they were expecting a baby.

The pregnancy was announced publicly just three days later when Harry and Meghan were starting their official tour to Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Tonga.

A delighted Harry called the baby ‘our little bump’ and Meghan repeatedly cradled her stomach as the pair continued with their marathon 16-day trip, which featured more than 70 engagements.

Highlights included a trip to Bondi beach in Sydney, the 2018 Invictus Games, and a Maori welcome in Rotorua, New Zealand.

Prince Harry will likely be feeling sentimental, as he is celebrating his first anniversary with Meghan Markle. They married at St George's Chapel last year

Prince Harry will likely be feeling sentimental, as he is celebrating his first anniversary with Meghan Markle. They married at St George’s Chapel last year 

Back in the UK, the duchess joined the royals for the first time at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday, which this year fell on the centenary of Armistice Day.

And the family came together again for Charles’ 70th birthday for official photographs, and then a party hosted by the Queen.

The Royal Variety Performance is a staple of the royal calendar and Meghan had her first introduction to the annual event, joining Harry in meeting Take That at the charity show.

As it emerged that the couple had chosen Frogmore Cottage on the Windsor Estate as the home where they will raise their family, rumours abounded as to the reason for their move away from Kensington Palace, amid speculation over Meghan and Kate’s relationship.

New parents Prince Harry and Meghan married at St George's chapel last year, and are celebrating their first wedding anniversary tomorrow

New parents Prince Harry and Meghan married at St George’s chapel last year, and are celebrating their first wedding anniversary tomorrow 

There were also reports of tension between William and Harry, with Harry reportedly accusing his older brother of trying to wreck his relationship with Meghan when he initially voiced concerns.

But the two couples appeared the best of friends when they led the royal family to church on Christmas Day at Sandringham.

Meghan and Kate were all smiles as they walked side by side, just as they had done the previous Christmas with Harry and William, past hundreds of royal fans.

In February, Meghan enjoyed a baby shower get together with friends in New York.

Amal Clooney and Jessica Mulroney were among the guests who made an appearance at the lavish five-star Mark Hotel.

In March it was announced that Harry and Meghan were to have their own household based at Buckingham Palace, separate to William and Kate, to take forward their growing roles as senior members of the royal family.

Harry and Meghan then moved out of Kensington Palace and into Frogmore Cottage, having carried out extensive renovations to the house at an estimated cost to the taxpayer of £3 million.

Work on the listed property in Berkshire – including changing it from staff apartments into one mansion – overran and it was reported that the Sussexes made constant design changes, meaning the builders fell behind schedule.

The duke and duchess, who were footing the bill for furnishings, are said to have hired former Soho House interior designer Vicky Charles to transform their new pad.

They had lived at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace since their engagement.

With a new home, all that was left was for Meghan to give birth to the couple’s first child.

Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor was born on Monday May 6 at the private Portland Hospital in London.

He was born in a maternity unit renowned for its quality of service, akin to a five-star hotel where parents can spend tens of thousands to ensure a safe and happy arrival for their baby.

Archie, who is the seventh in line to the throne and an eighth great-grandchild for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, is believed to be the first mixed-race child born to a senior member of the royal family in centuries, and is a reflection of modern Britain with its culturally diverse population.

When Harry announced to the world his wife had given birth to a boy he could not hide his happiness at becoming a father for the first time, to a baby he said was ‘absolutely to-die-for’. 

Retired Prince Philip, 97, makes rare public appearance as he and the Queen lead royals at Windsor wedding

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, who retired from royal duties in May, 2017, arrived alongside the Queen (pictured together) at St George's Chapel this morning

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, who retired from royal duties in May, 2017, arrived alongside the Queen (pictured together) at St George’s Chapel this morning

Prince Philip has made a rare public appearance at the wedding of royal bride Lady Gabriella Windsor and groom Thomas Kingston in Windsor today.

The Duke of Edinburgh, 97, who retired from royal duties in May, 2017, arrived alongside the Queen at St George’s Chapel this morning. 

Both were driven to the chapel by car, with the Queen exiting the vehicle ahead of Philip. They greeted the clergy, before entering the venue together. 

The Prince, who was today seen wearing a hearing aid, was last photographed at the public reveal of Harry and Meghan’s first child Archie last week. 

In that, he can be seen beaming at the youngster alongside the Queen and Meghan’s mother Doria Ragland. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also pictured.

Harry himself is at the wedding today, attending just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with wife Meghan – and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary.    

Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, is due to marry Thomas Kingston at noon. 

It is the third royal wedding in the 15th-century venue in less than a year following the star-studded nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October.     

Lady Gabriella, 38, who is known as Ella, had been dating Mr Kingston for a number of years when he proposed last summer. Her father, Prince Michael, is the Queen’s cousin. 

The Queen and Philip were driven to the chapel by car, with the Queen exiting the vehicle ahead of Philip. They greeted the clergy, before entering the venue together

The Queen and Philip were driven to the chapel by car, with the Queen exiting the vehicle ahead of Philip. They greeted the clergy, before entering the venue together

The Prince, who was today seen wearing a hearing aid (pictured), was last photographed at the public reveal of Harry and Meghan's first child Archie last week

The Prince, who was today seen wearing a hearing aid (pictured), was last photographed at the public reveal of Harry and Meghan’s first child Archie last week

The Duke of York arrived by car to the wedding with his ex-wife Sarah, the Duchess of York, and their daughter Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews were also among those arriving and another famous face was Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

The society event was a parade of hats, dresses and men in morning suits as everyone waited for the ceremony to begin at noon, conducted by Dean of Windsor the Right Rev David Conner.    

The bride, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, wore a lace gown by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria as she arrived at the chapel.  

Prince Philip (centre) made a rare public appearance at the wedding of royal bride Lady Gabriella Windsor. He was joined by the Queen (right) dressed in pink

Prince Philip (centre) made a rare public appearance at the wedding of royal bride Lady Gabriella Windsor. He was joined by the Queen (right) dressed in pink

The beaming bride, accompanied by her father, had her long veil arranged by the designer on the steps of the chapel.

The bridal party – of six bridesmaids and three pageboys – entered the 15th-century chapel moments before.

Lady Gabriella, who is known as Ella, studied at both Brown University in the US and the University of Oxford, with degrees in Comparative Literature and Social Anthropology.

The 38-year-old works as an arts and travel director for brand company Branding Latin America, based in Knightsbridge, London.

Not a ‘working royal’, she is also board director for the Playing for Change Foundation, a non-profit organisation aiming to improve education through music. 

James Middleton arrives for royal wedding with his French financial expert girlfriend Alizee Thevenet, 30, four months after their relationship was revealed

James Middleton and his girlfriend Alizee Thevenet (pictured) are among the guests at the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston in Windsor today

James Middleton and his girlfriend Alizee Thevenet (pictured) are among the guests at the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston in Windsor today

James Middleton and his girlfriend Alizee Thevenet are among the guests at the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston in Windsor today.  

It is among one of the first occasions we have seen the 32-year-old brother of Pippa Middleton in public with French financial expert Ms Thevenet, 30.    

She has been dating Mr Middleton for around ten months now, and the pair were first spotted together at a Middleton family holiday in St. Bart’s over Christmas. 

But who exactly is she? Alizee, who met James in a bar, speaks three languages and has been living and working in London for around six years.     

According to her father, Jean-Gabriel Thevenet, she was won over by James’ British charm and is ‘deliriously happy’ with the businessman.

He also revealed that her unusual name takes after a tropical wind known in French as the Alize, saying: ‘My daughter is named after my first love which is wind-surfing and the Alize wind that fills the sails.’ 

She holds a masters degree in investment and finance from Queen Mary, University of London, and did her undergraduate degree in accounting and finance in Brussels.

In January, James made his Instagram account public, but usually shares pictures of his nature walk and beloved dogs. But his latest post shows him cosied up to his girlfriend.  

The smiling couple, who started dating last year, looked besotted in matching red jumpers out at sea. ‘Sail away with me,’ writes entrepreneur James. 

James Matthews, second left, and his wife Pippa, third left, arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. The girlfriend of James Middleton, Alizee Thevenet, is also seen right

James Matthews, second left, and his wife Pippa, third left, arrive for the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. The girlfriend of James Middleton, Alizee Thevenet, is also seen right

James Middleton (right) arrives at the Royal wedding with his girlfriend Alizee. They are seen alongside Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews

James Middleton (right) arrives at the Royal wedding with his girlfriend Alizee. They are seen alongside Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews

The pair are among the guests at the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor today. Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, is due to marry Thomas Kingston in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.             

James’ sisted Pippa is also in attendance, alongside her husband James Matthews. Another famous face was Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes, who was in the first wave of arrivals for the ceremony taking place at noon at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle. 

Prince Harry even made a surprise appearance at the wedding, arriving just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with wife Meghan – and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary. 

He arrived with Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, who is married to Lady Gabriella Windsor’s brother Lord Frederick.     

The ceremony will begin at noon, conducted by the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner.

In January, James made his Instagram account public, but usually shares pictures of his nature walk and beloved dogs. But his latest post shows him cosied up to his girlfriend

In January, James made his Instagram account public, but usually shares pictures of his nature walk and beloved dogs. But his latest post shows him cosied up to his girlfriend

Pippa Middleton stuns in sky blue £700 Kate Spade dress as she arrives with her family for the royal wedding of her close friend Thomas Kingston to Lady Gabriella Windsor

Pippa Middleton looked stunning in sky blue as she arrived at St George’s Chapel this morning ahead of the royal wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston. 

Kate Middleton’s younger sister donned a gorgeous £695 Kate Spade midi dress for the event, arriving alongside her husband James Matthews, mother Carole Middleton and brother James Middleton. 

She finished off the outfit with a trendy blue hairband and matching accessories. 

Pippa is close friends with Thomas, who attended her wedding to James Matthews in May 2017 alongside Lady Gabriella. 

Pippa donned a stunning blue dress with matching accessories and finished off the outfit with a trendy hairband

Pippa donned a stunning blue dress with matching accessories and finished off the outfit with a trendy hairband 

Pippa wore a stunning sky-blue midi dress by Kate Spade for the occasion, with embossed floral detailing, and frilled puffed sleeves.   

The dress, which costs £695, features a draped high neck and black button detailing down the front. 

She carried a light grey clutch bag, and finished off the outfit with matching heels and a trendy hairband. 

Kate Middleton’s younger sister arrived alongside her husband James Matthews, parents and brother, seemingly leaving baby Arthur at home. 

Kate Middleton's sister beamed as she arrived in Windsor for the royal wedding alongside husband James Matthews

Kate Middleton’s sister beamed as she arrived in Windsor for the royal wedding alongside husband James Matthews 

Pippa Middleton arrived alongside her husband James Matthews, brother James Middleton and parents Michael and Carole Middleton

Pippa Middleton arrived alongside her husband James Matthews, brother James Middleton and parents Michael and Carole Middleton 

The mother of one beamed as she arrived in Windsor alongside her husband and family for the occasion

The mother of one beamed as she arrived in Windsor alongside her husband and family for the occasion

Lady Amelia Windsor stands out from the crowd as ‘most beautiful royal’ wears bright pink polkadot dress to Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding

Lady Amelia Windsor stood out from the crowd at the royal wedding today as she opted for a bold pink oversized polkadot dress.

Amelia, 23, was once deemed ‘the most beautiful royal’ by society magazine Tatler and has became known for her quirky sense of style.  

She was seen in a bright pink oversized dress as she arrived in at St George’s Chapel for Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding to Thomas Kingston.   

The royal, who is 39th in line to the throne, donned the £890 dress by Turkish designer Gül Hürgel, along with white wedges and a cream fascinator. 

Lady Amelia Windsor, who has been deemed the most beautiful royal by society magazine Tatler, wore an oversized pink dress for Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding

Lady Amelia Windsor, who has been deemed the most beautiful royal by society magazine Tatler, wore an oversized pink dress for Lady Gabriella Windsor’s wedding 

The royal donned a dress with exaggerated sleeves, oversized fit and a polkadot daisy print. She finished off the outfit with a tiny white handbag and white fascinator

The royal donned a dress with exaggerated sleeves, oversized fit and a polkadot daisy print. She finished off the outfit with a tiny white handbag and white fascinator  

The blonde beauty wore an extravagant oversized pink dress by Turkish designer Gül Hürgel’s for a decadent look.

The pink gown is defined by a sweetheart neckline and long puffed sleeves that are finished with fluted, shirred cuffs.

The dress flares out into a long skirt complete with a button-fastening front and cotton lining. 

Amelia’s stunning figure was highlighted by the oversized belt and cinched in waist of the decadent gown. 

Lady Amelia, who is an aspiring fashion designer, is known for mixing high end and high street looks

Lady Amelia, who is an aspiring fashion designer, is known for mixing high end and high street looks 

The royal paired the dress, which costs £890 with white wedges, and finished off the outfit with a small white handbag.

The blonde beauty kept her luscious locks styled straight and opted for minimal makeup with a light flush of on her cheeks, peachy pink lips and mascara. 

The royal, who also works as a model, is known for mixing mixes high end pieces with the high street looks.

Aspiring designer Lady Amelia, who was once crowned the ‘most beautiful royal’ by society magazine Tatler, captions the snap online: ‘Seated and booted made from recycled polyamide and Lycra.’

The royal was snapped in the £890 floral print midi dress as she entered the wedding for Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston

The royal was snapped in the £890 floral print midi dress as she entered the wedding for Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston 

The Queen, Prince Philip, the Duke of Sussex, Princess Anne and the Middletons were amongst the guests of royal bride Lady Gabriella Windsor and groom Thomas Kingston for their wedding today.

Prince Harry attended just 12 days after the birth of Archie, his first son with wife Meghan – and on the eve of their first wedding anniversary. He arrived with Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, who is married to Lady Gabriella’s brother Lord Frederick.

Harry also arrived with his uncle and aunt, the Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal, who was joined by her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence at St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle for the wedding of Gabriella, the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston married in the ceremony at St George's Chapel today

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston married in the ceremony at St George’s Chapel today 

Lady Amelia Windsor joined other royals, including The Queen and Prince Harry at the royal wedding

Lady Amelia Windsor joined other royals, including The Queen and Prince Harry at the royal wedding 

The Queen stepped out of a car with Prince Philip as the Duke of Edinburgh made a rare public appearance following his retirement in 2017. Other royals at the chapel today included Sarah, Duchess of York with her ex-husband Prince Andrew and their daughter Princess Beatrice with her boyfriend Edoardo Marpelli Mozzi.

Philip appeared in good spirits and joked with the Dean of Windsor, the Right Reverend David Conner, who was waiting to greet the monarch. The Queen wore a pink A-line coat, and a lilac and pink silk dress by Stewart Parvin, with a matching hat by Rachel Trevor-Morgan.

Pippa Middleton, a long-time friend of Mr Kingston, and husband James Matthews smiled as they approached, along with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton.

James Middleton was also there, and walked into the chapel with his French girlfriend Alizee Thevenet.

From a St George’s Chapel ceremony to a glittering guest list including a Peep Show star and the groom’s pal Pippa, Lady Gabriella Windsor’s big day is set to rival any royal wedding (but the Cambridges and Sussexes WON’T be there)

By STEPHANIE LINNING FOR MAILONLINE

Today all eyes will once again be on Windsor as the city plays host to yet another royal wedding. 

Lady Gabriella Windsor, 38, the daughter of the Queen’s cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, will marry fiancier Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, almost a year to the day from when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tied the knot at the venue. 

The couple, who announced their engagement in September last year, will be joined by a congregation including the Queen and mother-of-the bride Princess Michael of Kent – sometimes dubbed ‘Princess Pushy’ for her imperious ways. 

The bride’s actress sister-in-law Sophie Winkleman, who appeared on Peep Show, will also attend.

Pippa Middleton, 35, a long-time friend of the groom, and Princess Eugenie, 29, who wed Jack Brooksbank at the chapel in October, are also among the rumoured guests.

So to ensure you’re prepared for the big day, read on for our comprehensive guide covering everything from potential dress designers to a who’s who of the bride’s royal relatives…

THE BRIDE

The happy couple: Bride-to-be Lady Gabriella Windsor, 38, with fiance Tom Kingston in London in May last year. The couple will marry at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Saturday

The happy couple: Bride-to-be Lady Gabriella Windsor, 38, with fiance Tom Kingston in London in May last year. The couple will marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, on Saturday

Lady Gabriella Windsor – full name Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor – is the only daughter and youngest child of the Queen’s first cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, and his wife, Princess Michael of Kent. She is 52nd in line to the throne.

Lady Gabriella, 38, known simply as ‘Ella’ to friends, is a member of the royal family but not a working royal, meaning she has always had forge a career independently of the monarchy. 

However she has been seen at large royal events like Trooping the Colour. 

Born on 23 April – St George’s Day and the same day as her distant cousin, Prince Louis of Cambridge – Lady Gabriella was educated at Queen’s Gate School in London and Downe House School in Cold Ash, Berkshire, where the Duchess of Cambridge also briefly attended.

Other former pupils of the independent girls’ school include model Sophie Dahl, BBC presenter Clare Balding and former Made In Chelsea star Rosie Fortescue. 

Public debut: Lady Gabriella in the arms of her mother, Princess Michael, as she left St Mary's Hospital, London, as a newborn with her father Prince Michael and brother Lord Frederick

Public debut: Lady Gabriella in the arms of her mother, Princess Michael, as she left St Mary’s Hospital, London, as a newborn with her father Prince Michael and brother Lord Frederick

Early memories: Lady Gabriella, right, watches Trooping the Colour from the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Zara Tindall, left, and Prince William, centre, in June 1985

Early memories: Lady Gabriella, right, watches Trooping the Colour from the balcony of Buckingham Palace with Zara Tindall, left, and Prince William, centre, in June 1985

Lady Gabriella was accepted at the prestigious Brown University, Rhode Island, where she graduated with a BA in Comparative Literature. The royal later obtained a MPhil in Social Anthropology from Linacre College, Oxford.

Lady Gabriella now works as a Senior Director at Knightsbrige-based firm Branding Latin America, a brand-positioning platform that specialises in the region, as well as a writer, contributing to The London Magazine, among other publications. 

It is thought Lady Gabriella and Thomas met in 2015 and became engaged in August last year and the news was announced the following month. 

Family ties: Lady Gabriella with her parents on her brother Lord Frederick's first day of school at Eton in September 1992. Lady Gabriella attended Downe House School in Berkshire

Family ties: Lady Gabriella with her parents on her brother Lord Frederick’s first day of school at Eton in September 1992. Lady Gabriella attended Downe House School in Berkshire

Before her relationship with Thomas Lady Gabriella dated journalist Aatish Taseer who were often seen at society’s biggest parties. The pair parted ways in 2006 after three years.

In April last year Taseer penned a scandalous article offering an insight into his relationship with the royal.

In the piece for Vanity Fair, Taseer described how they ‘hung about’ Kensington Palace, where Lady Gabriella’s parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, live in a five-bedroom apartment, even claiming that they went skinny-dipping in Her Majesty’s swimming pool.

Lady Gabriella now keeps a low profile and according to friends is ‘happiest in the British Library.’

Happy news: Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston released this photo to announce their engagement in September last year. It was later revealed they would wed in Windsor

Happy news: Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston released this photo to announce their engagement in September last year. It was later revealed they would wed in Windsor

THE GROOM

For someone marrying into the British royal family, Thomas Kingston has kept a relatively low profile. 

Mr Kingston is understood to have graduated with a degree in economic history from Bristol University before starting his career at the Diplomatic Missions Unit of Foreign Office.

In 2003 he moved to Baghdad, where he spent three years working as a project officer to help mediate conflicts. It is thought he also helped negotiate the release of hostages as part of his role. 

Vibrant past: Mr Kingston, pictured with Lady Gabriella at Royal Ascot in 2017, spent three years working in Baghdad before continuing his career in the UK

Vibrant past: Mr Kingston, pictured with Lady Gabriella at Royal Ascot in 2017, spent three years working in Baghdad before continuing his career in the UK  

Society friends: Mr Kingston with Pippa Middleton at Cheltenham Racecourse in March 2013

Society friends: Mr Kingston with Pippa Middleton at Cheltenham Racecourse in March 2013

Following his stint in the Middle East, Mr Kingston moved into finance, working as an analyst for asset management firm Schroders. 

Rubbing shoulders with society beauties 

Thomas Kingston is thought to have once dated Natalie Hicks-Loebbecke, who is a rumoured ex-girlfriend of the Duke of Cambridge.  

Mr Kingston was also rumoured to be romantically linked to Pippa Middleton after the pair met in 2011, although a relationship was never confirmed.

Regardless the pair have remained close friends and have been seen on several outings together. 

A friend of Pippa’s previously told Daily Mail’s Richard Kay, ‘Tom is utterly charming, polite and very popular with the ladies. In fact, he is just the kind of guy you would want to introduce to your mother.’ 

He later landed a role as managing director of Voltan Capital Management.

Mr Kingston is now a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for companies in so-called ‘frontier’ economies. 

It is not known how exactly Mr Kingston and Lady Gabriella met but he has been moving in royal social circles for several years.  

Indeed he was once rumoured to be romantically linked to Pippa Middleton, 35, after the pair met in 2011 following the end of her relationship with cricketer Alex Loudon.

A relationship has never been confirmed but the pair remained friends and have previously been spotted hitting the town and attending Cheltenham races together.  

It is thought Pippa and her financier husband James Matthews will be among the guests. 

Mr Kingston proposed to Lady Gabriella in August 2018 on the Isle of Sark. 

THE PROUD PARENTS

While Lady Gabriella Windsor might not be a household name, members of her immediate family certainly are.  

Father of the bride Prince Michael of Kent, 76, is the paternal cousin of the Queen. 

His father, Prince George, Duke of Kent, was the younger brother of King Edward VIII and the Queen’s father, King George VI. 

Mother and father of the bride: Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in Austria in August 2018

Mother and father of the bride: Prince and Princess Michael of Kent in Austria in August 2018

Prince George, Duke of Kent died in 1942 aged 39 when the RAF aircraft he was travelling in crashed in Scotland. Prince Michael was just seven weeks old at the time.

At just five years old Prince Michael served as page boy at the wedding of the then Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten. 

After graduating from Sandhurst, Prince Michael embarked on a 20-year military career that saw him serve in Germany, Hong Kong and Cyprus, and included a number of appointments on the Defence Intelligence Staff. 

In 1978 Prince Michael married divorcee Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz in Vienna. She was given the title Princess Michael of Kent but is sometimes dubbed ‘Princess Pushy’ for her imperious ways. 

Proud brother: Brother of the bride Lord Frederick Windsor, 40, who is married to actress Sophie Winkleman. The couple have two daughters, Maud, five, and Isabella, three. Pictured, Frederick and Sophie at the Christening of Maud at St James's Palace in December 2013

Proud brother: Brother of the bride Lord Frederick Windsor, 40, who is married to actress Sophie Winkleman. The couple have two daughters, Maud, five, and Isabella, three. Pictured, Frederick and Sophie at the Christening of Maud at St James’s Palace in December 2013

She has also been involved in a number of embarrassing public missteps. In 2017 Princess Michael arrived at the Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace, where the guests included Harry’s new fiancee Meghan Markle, displaying a Blackamoor brooch. 

She was seen wearing the distinctive and controversial piece of jewellery — which depicts the head of a black man — on her coat as she drove into the Palace, where she was to be introduced to Meghan, whose mother is black, for the first time. 

Prince and Princess Michael, who do not receive any official funding, raised their children in an apartment at Kensington Palace. 

Lady Gabriella Windsor also has a brother, financial analyst Lord Frederick Windsor, 40, who is married to Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman. The couple have two daughters, Maud, five, and Isabella, three.

WELL-HEELED GUESTS 

Leading the congregation: The Queen will attend the nuptials, it was announced earlier this month. Princess Eugenie is also a potential guest. Pictured, the pair in Windsor last month

Leading the congregation: The Queen will attend the nuptials, it was announced earlier this month. Princess Eugenie is also a potential guest. Pictured, the pair in Windsor last month

Details of the guest list remain under wraps, but it has been confirmed that the Queen will be among the congregation when Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston exchange vows at St George’s Chapel this Saturday. 

Buckingham Palace announced the monarch, 93, will attend the nuptials in a statement released earlier this month. 

The statement also revealed the Queen would be joined by ‘other members of the royal family’ although further names were not released.  

The bride’s uncle the Duke of Kent, his wife the Duchess of Kent, and their three children – Lady Helen Taylor, George Windsor and Lord Nicholas Windsor – are among the most likely. Lady Gabriella served as bridesmaid to Lady Helen in 1992.

Starry sister-in-law: Lord Frederick's wife Sophie Winkleman, pictured in 2018, will be there. The actress, who married into the Windsor family in 2009, appeared on Peep Show

Starry sister-in-law: Lord Frederick’s wife Sophie Winkleman, pictured in 2018, will be there. The actress, who married into the Windsor family in 2009, appeared on Peep Show

Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank are also among the likely attendees. 

Eugenie attended the wedding of the bride’s brother Lord Frederick, and Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston attended Eugenie and Jack’s wedding in October last year. 

European royalty could very well be represented. Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece was among those invited to Lord Frederick’s 2009 wedding and it could be that his sister has returned the favour. 

Even if royals are in short supply, there will be plenty of glamour in the congregation with society beauties, actresses and musicians all among possible invitees. 

Leading the way is likely to be Pippa Middleton, a long-time friend of the groom, who is expected to attend with her husband James Matthews, 43.  

Lady Annabel Goldsmith is also among rumoured attendees. The socialite, 84, is a friend of the family and godmother to Lord Frederick. 

… AND LIKELY ABSENTEES

New parents: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not thought to be attending the nuptials. Pictured, introducing son Archie to the world at Windsor Castle last week

New parents: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not thought to be attending the nuptials. Pictured, introducing son Archie to the world at Windsor Castle last week

Royal watchers hoping for a large turnout of senior royals might be left disappointed on Saturday, although again nothing has been confirmed. 

The Duke of Cambridge, 36, is likely to miss the event as he will be attending the FA Cup final at Wembley. 

As president of the FA, Prince William will be on hand to watch the match between Manchester City and Watford and will present the trophy to the winner. 

He had to miss last year’s final as it fell on the same day as the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

Conflicting engagements: The Duke of Cambridge, pictured with his family and Prince Louis' Christening last July, will be attending the FA Cup final in Wembley on the same day

Conflicting engagements: The Duke of Cambridge, pictured with his family and Prince Louis’ Christening last July, will be attending the FA Cup final in Wembley on the same day

While it is possible his wife the Duchess of Cambridge, 37, will attend alone, this is thought the be unlikely. 

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are similarly expected to be absent from proceedings. The couple welcomed son Archie together last Monday, making it unlikely Meghan, 37, will make a public appearance. 

Meanwhile Prince Harry, 34, has honoured royal commitments in the days since his son’s birth, meaning he might want to take the opportunity to spend time at home with his wife and child. 

Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston were also not present for the royal wedding in May last year.

THE VENUE

Popular venue: Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston will become the third royal couple to marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in less than a year. Pictured, St George’s Chapel

Royal precedent: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married at the chapel in May last year, pictured. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank followed suit with their wedding in October

Royal precedent: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex married at the chapel in May last year, pictured. Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank followed suit with their wedding in October

Lady Gabriella and Mr Kingston will become the third royal couple to marry at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, in less than a year. 

ORDER OF THE DAY 

Before 12pm 

Guests will arrive at St George’s Chapel ahead of the service. The Queen will be the last member of the congregation to be seated. 

12pm 

The service will start at 12pm and will be conducted  by the Dean of Windsor, The Right Revd David Conner.

Afternoon  

There will be a reception held at Frogmore House following the service.

There will be no drinks reception inside Windsor Castle like those hosted by the Queen for her grandchildren Prince Harry and Princess Eugenie.

It is understood that St George’s Chapel was chosen by the couple as Gabriella, 37, has a particular affiliation with the royal residence.  

Friends say she has fond memories of childhood Christmases at Windsor, before the Queen moved her festivities to Sandringham, and she was also a bridesmaid for her first cousin, Lady Helen Taylor, there. 

Like Harry and Meghan, Lady Gabriella will hold her reception at Frogmore House (although there will be no pre-drinks at the castle). 

THE DRESS 

In keeping with custom, details of the wedding dress will not be released until the day itself. 

However it is thought Lady Gabriella will follow the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie by plumping for a British designer. 

As Hello! noted, one favourite is Giles Deacon, who Lady Gabriella has chosen to wear on several high profile occasions, including the British Fashion Awards in 2006.

The following year the royal turned out for an event launching his collaboration with Mulberry. 

Royal approved: Lady Gabriella in Beulah, a British brand loved by the Duchess of Cambridge. The label also offers a bespoke bridal service that could be perfect for the wedding

Royal approved: Lady Gabriella in Beulah, a British brand loved by the Duchess of Cambridge. The label also offers a bespoke bridal service that could be perfect for the wedding

Inspiration? Lady Gabriella could also plump for a dress by Giles Deacon, the British designer behind the lace gown worn by Pippa Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews in 2017

Inspiration? Lady Gabriella could also plump for a dress by Giles Deacon, the British designer behind the lace gown worn by Pippa Middleton for her wedding to James Matthews in 2017

Deacon, 50, who is married to Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christie, has plenty of experience designing wedding dresses for well-to-do clients. 

Indeed he was behind the stunning lace gown rumoured guest Pippa Middleton wore in 2017.   

Another on the list is Beulah London, a brand popular with royals including the Duchess of Cambridge, who looked stunning in a dress from the label this year. 

Once again Lady Gabriella has been seen in their creations on several occasions and has publicly shown her support by attending a store opening. 

Handily, Beulah offers a bespoke bridal service… which might just prove the perfect choice for a woman who knows what she wants.  



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