British Royal Family

Another royal wedding is coming! Buckingham Palace announces royal engagement

The groom-to-be is no stranger to royal relations.

By Jess Pullar

Get your jammie dodgers and tea cups at the ready - we've got another royal wedding on the horizon!

Lady Gabriella Windsor, who is 51st in line to the throne, 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 Catherine's sister, Pippa Middleton.

Talk about a close-knit community!

Lady Gabriella Windsor and her partner Thomas Kingston are engaged!
Lady Gabriella Windsor and her partner Thomas Kingston are engaged!
Thomas and Pippa Middleton reportedly dated!
Thomas and Pippa Middleton reportedly dated!

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, off the coast of France.

The wedding is expected to take place between March and June next year.

Thomas proposed to Gabriella while the couple were visiting the Isle of Sark.
Thomas proposed to Gabriella while the couple were visiting the Isle of Sark.

Gabriella, 37, has an impressive résumé. She attended Brown University in the US 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 Duchess Meghan'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 Duchess Catherine 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.

Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will wed in October.
Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank will wed in October.

Sarah Fergusen's daughter's big day is hyped to be a lavish affair, with experts predicting it will cost in the vicinity of AUD $3.6 million.

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 excitedly await more details in the coming months!

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