Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella’s Husband and Pippa Middleton’s Ex, Passes Away at 45

Thomas Kingston, a notable figure in the world of British finance and the cherished husband of Lady Gabriella, as well as Pippa Middleton’s one-time sweetheart, passed away at the tender age of 45.

In a heartfelt statement on Tuesday, February 27, those closest to him—including Lady Gabriella Kingston, her parents Martin and Jill, alongside Joanna Connolly and Emma Murray—shared their profound loss: “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.”

The King, a distant cousin of Lady Gabriella, extended his “most heartfelt thoughts and prayers” to the bereaved family, marking the gravity of Kingston’s sudden departure.

Kingston’s unexpected passing occurred in Gloucestershire on a quiet Sunday evening, leaving many questions unanswered. An inquest will delve into the cause amidst police confirmation of no foul play. Friends of the couple, puzzled and grieving, remembered Kingston as a vibrant and stable presence, far from the shadows of despair.

Kingston might not have been a household name in royal circles, but his union with Lady Gabriella Windsor, a royal standing 56th in line for the throne, had its share of the spotlight. Despite her non-working royal status, their lives were intertwined with the monarchy’s, albeit on its fringes.

Professionally, Kingston carved a niche at Devonport Capital, aiding companies in burgeoning or rebuilding nations. His earlier efforts included negotiating hostage releases in Iraq, showcasing a blend of bravery and diplomacy.

Kingston and Lady Gabriella’s wedding, less than five years ago, was held at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, the same sacred venue that witnessed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials. Attended by the crème de la crème of royalty, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry, it was a day of joy and celebration.  

The story of their love began with a summer engagement in 2018, following years of dating and a memorable proposal on the Isle of Sark. Kingston’s past with Pippa Middleton, the Princess of Wales’s sister, ended in friendship, with mutual attendance at each other’s weddings highlighting their enduring bond.

Gentleman, Smile, Organ, Coat, Iris

The couple, Kingston and Lady Gabriella, were no strangers to royal engagements, seen at Wimbledon, Royal Ascot, and even the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Their final public appearance, a romantic snapshot from Valentine’s Day, showed them in harmonious royal-blue and black attire at a Shakespearean event, a testament to their shared life and love.