Royal weddings always bring such joy and excitement, and Buckingham Palace has just announced more details for the next one! Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, will say "I do" to her fiancé Thomas Kingston at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle in the spring.
Though the last two royal weddings – of Prince Harry and Meghan, and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank – were at the same venue and boasted major guest lists, Gabriella's is set to be a private and intimate ceremony. A royal source confirmed this, saying their beautiful union will be "for family and friends, and very different" from the prior weddings on May 19 and Oct. 12.
The nuptials, as HELLO! understands, will be paid for by the bride's parents and followed by an afternoon reception at Frogmore House. Though some elements are similar to the castle's past two weddings, Gabriella and Tom's won't be followed by a carriage procession around Windsor and no members of the public are to be invited. The couple will also forgo a reception inside Windsor Castle.
Many brides dream of picking out the perfect venue for one of the biggest days of their lives, and Lady Gabriella is no different! A spokeswoman for the palace said St. George's Chapel had "personal resonance" for the couple – the 37-year-old has celebrated many a Christmas there and her grandparents, the late Duke and Duchess of Kent, are buried at Frogmore.
To add to the meaning, Gabriella's birthday (just like Prince Louis!) is on St. George's Day, April 23, and she was a bridesmaid for her cousin Lady Helen Taylor's wedding at the chapel back in 1992. Though invitations have yet to be sent out, it's very likely some members of the Royal Family will be sitting in the pews!
Gabriella and Tom's engagement was announced back in September, with a statement reading: "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." Surely it will be a joyous day for the family!