Get your fascinators and tea cups ready: We’ve got another royal wedding on the horizon. Lady Gabriella Windsor, who is 51st in line to the throne of England, is set to wed her partner, Thomas Kingston. And while the couple have been together for three years, Thomas is no stranger to the royal family: He reportedly dated Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippa. Talk about a close-knit community!
Luckily, it doesn’t look like there’s any animosity between Pippa and Thomas. He and his new fiancée attended her wedding to James Matthews in 2017.
In a statement, Buckingham Palace shared the engagement news: “Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lady Gabriella Windsor to Mr. Thomas Kingston.” The engagement took place in August when Thomas proposed to Gabriella on the Isle of Sark in the English Channel, just off the coast of France. The wedding is expected to take place between March and June next year.
Gabriella, 37, has an impressive résumé. She attended Brown University where she attained a BA in comparative literature. Currently, she is a senior director for Branding Latin America. Meanwhile, her fiancée Thomas is a director of Devonport Capital, working in frontier market investment, according to Hello!
The couple were not invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in May; however, it’s likely the pair, who are technically Gabriella’s second cousins, will be invited to the upcoming affair. Prince William and Kate Middleton are also expected to receive an invite.
In the meantime, we’ll be preparing for the next royal wedding between Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, which is set to garner global attention next month. Sarah Fergusen’s daughter’s big day is hyped to be a lavish affair, with experts predicting it will cost a pretty penny. The wedding dress alone could cost $360,000, with some internationally renowned fashion designers tipped to be creating the gown.
Whether Gabriella and Thomas’s wedding will be quite as extravagant remains to be seen. We’ll be waiting excitedly for more details in the coming months!
This article was originally written by Jess Pullar. For more, check out our sister site, Now to Love.