19 September 2018

UK: Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston engaged to marry

Buckingham Palace announced earlier today the engagement of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston:
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; Mr Kingston proposed on the Isle of Sark.
The wedding will take place in spring of 2019. 
Lady Gabriella, b. 1981, who is normally called just Ella, is the second and youngest child of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. She is a senior director at Branding Latin America, which according to its website is «Specialising in brand positioning, digital communications, networking, events and trade (B2B) for Latin American governments, brands and individuals looking to position themselves overseas» and speaks of their vision to «bridge business and promotional interests between Latin America, the United Kingdom and the rest of the world».

Her husband to be, Thomas «Tom» Kingston, is a director of Devonport Capital, which according to its website «provides companies operating in frontier economies, difficult or post-conflict environments with access to expansion finance and liquidity-bridging solutions».

According to the website Companies House, his full name is Thomas Henry Robin Kingston, he is born in 1978 and his parents are William M Kingston and Jill M. Bache. (Thanks to Netty Leistra, who provided the link in a message at Nobiliana earlier today and was also the first to provide genealogical details in a posting at Nobiliana in 2015.)

The quote above is based on various Twitter postings and The Telegraph. At the time of writing this article, the press release has not been made available at the official website of the British Royal Family. Obviously the announcement was sent to all the major newspapers and press agencies. Still I think it is strange that the announcement was not also tweeted by its official account or published on the official website. And why not give a few more details about Mr. Kingston while you are at it?

More details about Mr. Kingston's family can be found on the above-mentioned royal and noble genealogy website Nobiliana. Marlene Koenig has also provided a few details in her blog earlier today.

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