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King Charles and Queen Camilla Send 'Heartfelt Prayers' to Lady Gabriella After Husband's 'Shock' Death

Thomas Kingston died at age 45, less than five years after his royal wedding to Lady Gabriella

<p>Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty</p> Queen Camilla, King Charles, Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston attend Royal Ascot on June 24, 2024

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Queen Camilla, King Charles, Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston attend Royal Ascot on June 24, 2024

King Charles and Queen Camilla are supporting Lady Gabriella following the unexpected death of her husband, Thomas Kingston.

It was announced on Tuesday that Kingston, a British financier, died at age 45 on Sunday. A cause of death has not been determined, but no suspicious circumstances or other parties are involved.

A palace spokesperson said on Tuesday, "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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A statement released on behalf of Lady Gabriella, Martin and Jill Kingston, Joanna Connolly and Emma Murray 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."

<p>Samir Hussein/WireImage</p> Thomas Kingston attends Queen Elizabeth's funeral on Sept. 19, 2022

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Thomas Kingston attends Queen Elizabeth's funeral on Sept. 19, 2022

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Lady Gabriella, 42, is the only daughter of Prince Michael of Kent, who is first cousins with Queen Elizabeth.

Lady Gabriella and Kingston's bond with King Charles, 76, and Queen Camilla, 75, was often displayed during public outings. In June 2023, the foursome cheered together from the Royal Box at Royal Ascot as the King and Queen's horse competed.

Less than two weeks ago, Lady Gabriella and Kingston joined Queen Camilla at a Celebration of Shakespeare event on Feb. 14.

<p>Dave Benett/Getty</p> Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella on Sept. 13, 2023

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Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella on Sept. 13, 2023

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Lady Gabriella and Kingston often joined the royal family at events in recent years such as a memorial service for Prince Philip in March 2022, Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June 2022 and Queen Elizabeth's funeral in Sept. 2022.

Many members of the royal family also attended Lady Gabriella and Kingston's May 2019 wedding at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, including Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry (making a surprise appearance just weeks after his son was born).

Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella at their May 2019 wedding
Pool/Max Mumby/Getty Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella at their May 2019 wedding

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Hours before news of Kingston's death was made public, Queen Camilla joined Lady Gabriella's parents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, and other royal family members at the service of Thanksgiving at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle honoring King Constantine of Greece, who died last year.

The late King of Greece was a godfather to Lady Gabriella, and she attended his funeral last year on behalf of Prince William, who was also one of Constantine's godchildren. Although Prince William dropped out of attending the service on Tuesday due to personal reasons, it's understood that his absence was not connected to Kingston's death.

<p>Jonathan Brady - WPA Pool/Getty Images</p> Princess Anne and Queen Camilla attend Thanksgiving service for King Constantine on Feb. 27, 2024

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Princess Anne and Queen Camilla attend Thanksgiving service for King Constantine on Feb. 27, 2024

King Charles did not attend the service in honor of King Constantine as he continued to stay largely out of the public eye amid his cancer treatment. The monarch revealed his cancer diagnosis publicly earlier this month.

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