King Charles III and Queen Camilla have sent their “most heartfelt thoughts and prayers” to Lady Gabriella Kingston and her family including the Prince and Princess of Kent after the death of her husband - Thomas Kingston.

Buckingham Palace issued a statement on Tuesday (February 27) announcing the death of Mr Kingston, 45, who was married to the Prince and Princess Michael of Kent’s daughter Lady Gabriella.

In a statement on behalf of the family, Buckingham Palace said: "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.”

Bournemouth Echo: Thomas Kingston was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday (February 25) evening Buckingham Palace revealed.Thomas Kingston was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday (February 25) evening Buckingham Palace revealed. (Image: Victoria Jones/PA Wire)

Thomas Kingston dies aged 45

Mr Kingston, 45, was found deceased at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday (February 25) evening.

Emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 6pm.

An inquest will be held to establish the cause of death but there are no suspicious circumstances and no other parties involved.

Mr Kingston was a director of Devonport Capital, which specialises in providing finance for companies in “frontier economies”.

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

He was a close friend of Pippa Matthews – the Princess of Wales’s sister – and the pair were said to have dated in 2011.

Lady Gabriella, who has worked as an arts and travel director for a brand company, is a writer and contributing editor.

She is also a singer-songwriter and released two bossa-nova inspired tracks in 2020 to raise money for charity.

No funeral plans have been released so far.

King and Queen send "heartfelt" message following death of Thomas Kingston

Following the annoucnement of Mr Kingston's death on Tuesday, the King and Queen issued a statement saying their “most heartfelt thoughts and prayers” went out to Lady Gabriella Kingston and Mr Kingston’s family.

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.”


How was Thomas Kingston related to the late Queen Elizabeth II and King Charles?

Thomas Kingston's wife Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

His Royal Highness Prince Michael was the late Queen Elizabeth II's first cousin, which means Lady Gabriella is a second cousin to King Charles, according to Town and Country.

Although Lady Gabriella is not a working member of the royal family, she and Mr Kingston’s family are being supported by the Royal Household through this difficult time.