Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband, passed away at the age of 45

Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband Thomas Kingston has passed away unexpectedly. Gabriella and Thomas got engaged in September 2018, and their wedding was held at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor (just like the Sussex wedding), and it took place in May 2019. It was a sedate royal wedding but the bride and groom looked lovely on their wedding day. We didn’t hear much about them since then, but they were invited to some of the bigger royal events and they seemed close to Gabriella’s royal relations. I didn’t even know where they lived before now – apparently, Thomas passed away on Sunday at their home in Gloucestershire.

Thomas Kingston, a British financier who was the husband of Lady Gabriella and former boyfriend of Pippa Middleton, has died at age 45. A statement released on Tuesday on behalf of Lady Gabriella Kingston, 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.”

A palace spokesperson said that King Charles and Queen Camilla were informed of Kingston’s death. “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,” the palace spokesperson’s statement said.

Kingston died in Gloucestershire on Sunday, with emergency services called to the scene shortly after 6 p.m. Although the cause of death is undetermined, no suspicious circumstances or other parties are involved.

Kingston worked as a director at Devonport Capital. According to his biography on the company’s website, he has a bachelor’s degree in economic history from Bristol University and previously worked at Schroders and Voltan Capital.

[From People]

A tragedy – only 45 years old, and to go so suddenly and so… mysteriously. Speaking of, Gabriella’s parents, Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent, attended King Constantine’s memorial service in Windsor and they didn’t seem to let on that their son-in-law had passed away suddenly. I also find it odd that there was a two-day delay in releasing the information. Even more mysterious is the sudden rush of royal reporters declaring that Prince William’s absence from the memorial had nothing to do with Kingston’s passing.

Prince William’s absence from the memorial service for his godfather King Constantine of Greece was not connected to the death of Thomas Kingston, the husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, it is understood. Mr Kingston, 45, was found dead at an address in Gloucestershire on Sunday evening and emergency services were called to the scene shortly after 6pm.

Earlier today, royal experts said that it ‘was strange’ that Prince William pulled out of attending a memorial service for the late King Constantine of Greece at the last minute for unspecified ‘personal reasons’. But it is understood that the Prince of Wales’ absence from the memorial for the personal matter was not connected to the news of Mr Kingston’s sudden death.

[From The Daily Mail]

A lot of people are being very, very weird. I mean… it would actually make sense if William’s absence was about Kingston’s death. Kensington Palace could have said “William was exceptionally close to Gabriella and Thomas, he is helping with the arrangements.” But that would have been a lie, I’m sure. Like… the whole thing is just really sad, upsetting and tragic. I feel bad for Gabriella.

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  1. MoBiMom says:

    WTAF is going on over there???

    • Lemons says:

      All sorts of ominous, right?

      • jemmy says:

        Gabriella got married to her late husband EXACTLY 1 YEAR to the date Prince Harry & Meghan got married in the same venue – St Georges Chapel.

        Gabriella also represented William at their shared God Father’s funeral last year

        Now her husband is dead

        very spooky

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        Wtf is happening. Where is kate, where was willie the whole time she and his father were at the hospital, where is the equerry they hid last week before the death of tom/expipa boyfriend, and where was eggplant willie on sunday and where was he when he suddenly pulled out of the memorial where he was supposed to deliver a speach? Do we have a credible alibi. The family must have been absolutely disgusted that at this last event for the last king of greece, that he let them down like this. This is getting so so strange. Whatever we’re thinking, the truth is probably 1000 x more suprising. Brace yourselves for a mega royal slap, oh it’s coming.

    • MY3CENTS says:

      Clue, special royal edition.

    • Beach Dreams says:

      Is it too soon to declare 2024 annus horribilis for the Windsors? It’s only February, and yet…

    • Elizabeth Regina says:

      Gabriella’s parents were at the remembrance service for the exiled Greek royal. I find that odd enough but for egg to miss it, send a sick note and brief the papers in this manner?? It’s all about to go down. And hard!

      • Princessk says:

        Yes, trust the Kent’s to prioritise mixing with European royalty rather than staying at home out of respect for the sudden death of their son in law. There attendance had nothing to do with duty but more about fear of missing out.

    • the Robinsons says:

      Unfortunately, it is hard to believe an institution that constantly lies on a Prince, his Wife and children. When they imply nothing to see here you better think possible foulplay. A rich 45 year old caucasian man of means does not just drop dead– unless prompted.

      • Jaded says:

        A good friend of mine’s 35 year old son dropped dead on a golf course. He was in great shape, seemed totally healthy, had a great career and happy family, didn’t do drugs or drink much. The autopsy discovered that he had some sort of congenital heart defect that was never detected. It happens.

      • Becks1 says:

        yes, I have sadly known a few people who are younger who just literally dropped dead (a college friend of mine’s husband dropped dead in front of her a few years ago – I think it was a heart attack.) so it obviously can happen.

        But…..this does not feel like that. I guess it could be though.

      • BeanieBean says:

        Yeah, it does happen. My then-42yo brother hit the ground with a massive stroke at his son’s Little League practice. Quick action & excellent ICU care meant he survived & recovered, although it could have gone all horribly wrong.

      • C says:

        Yeah they do – in my country we just had a politician drop dead suddenly just after a charity event, likely due to a heart condition or a stroke. He was healthy and showed no signs of any illness, it was a massive shock.

      • Anima says:

        It’s surprising how many young people, mainly men tho, have sudden, fatal heart attacks. No warning. I used to have a theory that it was often super fit ppl, bc if they pushed a workout too much their hearts were enlarged. But this is why I’m not a doctor and just a crank w odd theories.

      • Cairidh says:

        My cat was young, active, bouncy, seemed perfectly healthy. Ate a very pure diet with no junk. No symptoms. Just suddenly screamed and dropped dead. He was half Norwegian forest cat. They’re prone to being born with a heart defect which usually goes undetected.

    • Andy Dufrense says:

      Someone had put a curse on the entire royal family. Ooor, this is just a time of reckoning for the royal family after YEARS of their bullshit.

      Regardless, I’m already munching on my popcorn.


      • acha says:

        I mean. For ages us Americans have been led to believe that England is a huge murder mystery waiting to happen — and then (1) unexpected death “in no way connected to William” and (2) … Kate.

        And the King suddenly has an unnamed cancer that he’s decided to go public with to distract everyone, and Harry had an extremely short trip home.

        I’m wondering if Harry heard the news about Kate from his dad and was like “I only have 30 minutes for you horrifying humans, and I am _leaving_.”

      • Ellie says:

        Yes a curse has come for all the evil perpetuated on family ie forbidding Margaret to marry Townsend, and the treatment of Meghan and Harry, not to mention references to the children coloring at birth, ( who cares about color). Pass the popcorn. The British royals are my entertainment!

    • Jane says:

      We have to connect all these puzzle pieces so we can come up with the big picture. They’re all interrelated— just my thought. Fergie, Chuck, Katey, (sick) , Will’s demeanor and Andrew’s presence in Royal events. What’s happening Britain?

      • Ellie says:

        Fergie is sick as well.

      • Pajala says:

        I have a new supposition:
        Charles was diagnosed with incurable cancer later last year and told William but not yet Harry. William knew it would be too late to divorce Kate once he’s king so he immediately demanded a divorce. Chuck knows that a freshly divorced King will demolish the monarchy and that William is a lazy addict, so he will skip William and select a regent for George: Beatrice. He called Harry and Beatrice right before he went public with his diagnosis, which is why both Harry and Beatrice rushed to his side within days. Meanwhile, Kate’s lawyers are playing hardball: no photo, no message until we get the child shared custody and money demands written in stone. And Pippa and the brother go on vacation because: Who cares about a stupid divorce? I’m assuming that William has a young girlfriend whom he’s promised to marry.

  2. Becks1 says:

    45 is young, how sad for the family.

    Clearly not related to William’s absence from the service though as Gabriella’s parents attended, and KP would have at said something if it was.

    the almost immediate insistence from the RRs that William’s absence and Kingston’s death were not related is very interesting though. As we all have said, the RRs seem to know exactly what’s going on and its starting to feel like they’re done covering for William.

    • TQ says:

      Yeah 45 is very young.

      Given the weird proactive RRs coverage denying any connection, it makes one wonder about various scenarios involving William. All night bender? Orgy? Special friend who enjoys pegging? Who knows. But this is definitely being reported very oddly.

      • BeanieBean says:

        That is really, really weird! Why say anything? It’s a sad event for Gabriella & the rest of her immediate family, and her husband’s, but why would anybody think this was the personal reason William dropped out of the service? And more to the point, why deny it?

    • ML says:

      Kingston passed away on Sunday, and PW probably knew about that. He canceled his reading at the memorial less than an hour ahead of the ceremony—could you imagine using his cousin-in-law’s death as an excuse? That would have looked even worse! Of course they’re going to say the W canceling isn’t related, since he would have backed out earlier.

      My husband’s uncle died around that age due to a heart attack, which no one was expecting. TK passing so young with giving the reason is sad.

      • Lia says:

        Never ever is this the reason why Peg didn’t attend. He wouldn’t even shed a tear if something happened to his own brother.

        Although one shouldn’t make wild assumptions in such a tragic situation, I can’t help but immediately think about suicide. Mental health problems are not taken seriously enough, especially among men and especially among these people who think that therapy is brainwashing (cough)… The best example is H+M.

        I’m 100% sure that William was the only problem as to why he didn’t attend, just like Kaiser says.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        People do die suddenly. But with everything else that is going on, this just adds to the mystery and it’s not like they’ll ever tell us what he died from. So we have random royals disappearing for weeks or suddenly disappearing without explanation. And now a sudden royal death added to the mix. Where is Miss Marple when you need her?

      • Becks1 says:

        I kind of wonder if william thought he could use the death as cover for not going, but then Prince and Princess Michael showed up and he clearly couldn’t anymore.

      • Harper says:

        That’s some crazy level stiff upper lip stuff going on with Gabriella’s parents showing up at the memorial knowing their daughter’s world had just fallen apart. And sitting in the same chapel they were married in. Clearly the whole royal family had to know about the death by then too, but they embargoed the press release announcing his death until after the memorial.

      • jemmy says:

        The Late King Constantine was both Gabriella & Prince William’s Godfather
        The King was a second cousin to both King Charles and Gabriella’s Father, Prince Michael Duke of Kent . Hence the attendance

        Meanwhile The Late King Constantine was the older brother of King Felipe’s Mother Queen Sofia
        He was married to the immediate younger sister of Queen Magarethe of Denmark.

      • Harper says:

        @jemmy I understand the family tree/relations. But I have a daughter and if her husband died suddenly you couldn’t rip me away from her side to go sit in the chapel where she was married and pretend everything was okay.

      • Eurydice says:

        @jemmy – just to nitpick. Constantine was Sophia’s only brother and younger.

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        @Lia I thought the same thing. I assumed it was just my tinfoil tiara tweaking a bit so I wasn’t going to say anything. But the rush to connect Thomas’s death with William is so random that it makes me wonder what the reporter is trying to get across.

      • QuiteContrary says:

        I agree with Harper. I cannot fathom still attending that memorial service in these circumstances.

        Princess Michael must have really wanted to be seen with the Euro royalty. Wonder if she wore her blackamoor broach (of course she didn’t — she saved that for meeting Meghan).

      • Digital Unicorn says:

        I read late last night that it was confirmed (from whom I don’t know) that Kingston’s sudden death was NOT the reason Peggy pulled out. Either he was on a/recovering from a bender of Kate is back in hospital!!

      • jemmy says:

        @Harper et al- I still don’t see anything wrong especially since it was 2 days after the incident
        besides they may have decided to attend as something to distract them from their immediate bereavement as well as out of duty to the crown.

        For this man to have been named Gabriellla’s godfather would suggest some level of closeness beyond just being Price Michael’s second cousin.

      • Cairidh says:

        King Constantine was a nice person and super popular with everyone who knew him, so I’m not surprised they attended his memorial. It’s not like they went to a celebration and were out parting whilst their daughter was grieving. It was another act of mourning whilst they were mourning, so I think it’s appropriate.

    • Nic919 says:

      The response of the rota to all quickly point out that William didn’t skip the service because of this basically created a connection that no one would have thought of otherwise.

  3. sevenblue says:

    There were some bot activities on reddit yesterday, leaving similar comments that Will was so close to this guy (he was Pippa’s ex, I guess?) and that’s why he couldn’t go to the service. I think, that’s why the royal reporters asked Will’s team if that’s the real reason.

  4. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    So he passed at an “address in Gloucestershire”, it doesn’t say he passed at home. This and the delay in the reporting of this, possibly as a deflection from Williams absence from the memorial service, leads me to believe that his death is drug/alcohol related. RIP

    • Agnes says:

      Highgrove is in Gloucestershire. About five of the RR had the exact same statement about this tragedy not being connected to William’s last minute AWOL from the memorial. SO that means it probably was connected. Why call attention to it. Was it an OD? Coke induced MI? Suicide? This really is pushing all the conspiracy buttons.

      • MY3CENTS says:

        When they specifically deny you know the truth is close.

      • TQ says:

        Yes, I’m thinking along the same lines @Agnes — OD, coke bender, etc.

      • Smart&Messy says:

        Totally agree, Agnes

      • SussexWatcher says:

        Wasn’t Highgrove the home of Club H, where Pegs partied with Keen and Guy Pelly back in the day?

        I agree about likely cause of death being drug-related because if it were a heart attack they would have reported that to avoid just this sort of speculation! Plus he worked in finance and isn’t coke the drug of choice for those bros?

        And yes, based on the strenuous denials that Pegs wasn’t there, I believe 100% that he was there. Maybe Highgrove is where he’s been this whole time!

      • Agnes says:

        @SussexWatcher I bet he HAS been hiding out there the whole time he and Kate have been separated! Only the best for The Bald One. These seasons of the Crown are going to seem like Knives Out on crack cocaine.

      • Commonsense says:

        He passed away at his parent’s house.

    • Auroreg says:

      Agreed. Overdose maybe during a party with william. And willuam was wasted.

      • Agnes says:

        It will be interesting to see if he can stand up straight when he meets with Jewish leaders later this week to help bring peace to the Middle East.

      • Harper says:

        Or if Willy can make it to the funeral. Possibly another no show situation.

    • Brassy Rebel says:

      If he died at any of his homes, they would just say he died “at home”. Dying at someone else’s home creates a problem for sure.

    • Mtl.ex.pat says:

      @Harla – came to say the same thing – I caught that too – “an address” vs “at home” or “at his work” etc. Suspicious…

      • Paula Ziegler says:

        His father-in-law is connected to the Russians.
        His investment company has interests in East Africa.
        He was in Iraq for some reason working through a church affiliation rescuing hostages?
        And now he’s dead at 45.
        Found dead somewhere in the vicinity of William’s home.
        And he dies at a time when his death will get plenty of publicity because the death is 2 days before the memorial service of the godfather of both his wife and William.

    • Robert Phillips says:

      Yes and he was partaking with William. That’s why the reporters said it wasn’t about his death. Trying to distance William and him. How old does George have to be before he can take on the throne? Because everything just keeps hinting that William is going to be in huge trouble. And will have to abdicate.

  5. Jais says:

    Yeah, it’s weird that they’re being so specific to say that William’s memorial absence was definitely absolutely not related to this. Sad. 45 is young.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Yeah, interesting that they find it important to react to the assumption that Peg’s personal matter was about this guy’s sudden death. Probably because Peg and his team already know how and why he died at “an address in Gloucestershire” and they want to distance Peg from the fishy circumstances. I wonder if we ever find out what is at this address.

  6. Jk says:

    “…at an address in Gloucestershire”

    What’s in Gloucestershire? Was it in his home? There are rumours that he and Will were partying but 6 pm doesn’t sound like partying hour.

    • seaflower says:

      When you drink as much as Blinky appears to, any hour is party hour.

      • Jk says:

        True. True.

        When the British tabloids deny something about the royal family, I tend to think the opposite must be true.

      • Brassy Rebel says:

        William was bobbing and weaving at 2pm at the investiture so I don’t think he and his mates strictly observe party hour.

    • Jensa says:

      A lot of people in those circles have second homes in Gloucestershire (and main home in London) – so I assume that’s the case here.

    • SusieQ says:

      Highgrove is in Gloucestershire. As in, the estate given to Charles and Diana as a wedding present and former home of Club H.

    • Chantal1 says:

      @JK I caught that “at an address in Gloucestershire” line too. The BM acts like it was his and his wife’s address and not AN/another address which is as curious as their attempts to distance the fk from this sad death of 45 yr old “family” member. The article says emergency services were called around 6pm so who knows exactly when he was discovered.

      Still, its interesting that the Kents attended Constantine’s memorial despite their daughter bring so recently widowed while Will couldn’t even think of a decent excuse not to attend after giving such short notice.

    • EasternViolet says:

      They were probably in a snowstorm at “Club H”. 😉

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      He could have still been going from the night before. Also, “he was discovered” at 6pm, he could have passed much earlier.

    • Princessk says:

      He passed away at his parents home. This begs the question of whether he was separated from Gabriella. Remember the rumours of an impending royal divorce?

      • Grace says:

        The Kingstons were last seen together on Valentine’s Day when attending an event. I don’t think there’s anything dramatic behind this. Most likely he was just visiting his parents like normal people do. I can well understand why they don’t want to confirm any private address when releasing this kind of news. There would be loads of curious outsiders and photographers hanging around in no time and it’s understandable nobody wants it.

  7. seaflower says:

    I feel sorry for her, to have her husband pass so young. She seems to be quite lovely considering who her mother is.

    The whole statement about Blinky Bill isn’t going to the memorial service but it’s nothing to do with his distant cousins husband death is just down right hinky.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      The problem with Peg is my favourite turn of phrase from the CB commentariat: how are they so bad at this?? How??
      After bungling Kate’s medical issue, they repeat the same mistakes over and over. They couldn’t come up with a giod excuse so they said something vague. Now people spwculate and all they are willing to do is saying what is NOT the reason for his no-show. It’s not Kate, not KC, not the fishy death of a relative, but we promise it will not prevent him from coming next time. My god…

      • Commonsense says:

        The royal flunkies, including the PR teams, are chosen more for their connections and pedigree, than their brains and abilities.

  8. Amy Bee says:

    Tragic. What’s weird for me is that Kent’s went to the memorial and that BP announced the death. Gabriella’s not a working royal and low down the line. Was the Palace trying to distract from William’s absence from the memorial?

    • SussexWatcher says:

      Yup. Because why the delay in announcing it? Just like they saved up stories about Harry, they’ll do anything and everything to protect their drunken heir.

    • Tina says:

      Yes exactly. Why announce it as speculation about William was running rampant? This whole family is just so awful. They are using his death to protect William again. RIP Thomas 45 is far too young.

    • jemmy says:

      @Amy Bee -Probably delayed until after the memorial service .

      The late King Constantine was God Father to both Prince William and Lady Gabriella.

      She represented Prince William at his funeral last year.

      He was also second Cousin to both Gabrielle’s Father ( Prince Michael of Kent) & King Charles ( King Constantine’s Father & Prince Phillip’s Father were brothers)

      • Becks1 says:

        Yes we know, lol, you keep saying this.

        If Prince Phillip and King Constantine were first cousins, then Charles and Constantine were first cousins once removed, not second cousins.

      • BeanieBean says:

        But but but–it’s a death announcement, for which a 999 call was placed. I guess there truly is no independent, free press; it’s totally manipulated by the Crown, even down to death & birth notices.

      • WiththeAmerican says:

        Heavy workload today, eh.

      • jemmy says:

        yes I keep saying it to buttress the fact that it should not be seen as strange if Gabriella’s parents decide to attend the memorial service as the person who is been commemorated could well be considered as family. Besides there is also a question of duty which may also be a factor why they decided to attend

      • jemmy says:

        @ Becks -King Constantine’s Father ( King Paul) & Prince Phillip were first cousins , so Late King Constantine & King Charles are second cousins.

  9. SussexWatcher says:

    So weirdly reported. Why the delay? And the numerous rota rats insisting that Pegs had nothing to do with this and isn’t connected at all and “look over there!” is a bit of doth protesting too much. Was anyone out there suggesting that he did have something to do with it? So. Weird.

    My guess is that the rota rats know what’s happened to Keen and I’ll be curious to see if they make the same strident denials of Pegs being connected when it’s finally announced. Because I bet they won’t. Because they know.

  10. Alice says:

    The timing of the announcements is so weird I think that:

    1. William wasn’t anticipating public backlash from skipping the memorial

    2. KP decided to leak this man’s death as a smokescreen and to suggest it was the reason why William skipped

    3. BP caught wind and told the press “absolutely not”

    But wow are the BRF coming apart at the seams. For her parents to be so damn ghastly Gabriella also seemed to be kind. How awful for her, and how awful to have her personal tragedy wrapped up in this. M

    She had the last normal wedding of Elizabeth’s reign.

    • Shawna says:

      “how awful to have her personal tragedy wrapped up in this.” Just…ghastly.

    • Sunday says:

      Exactly this. Will felt the heat on top of the criticism he’s already been getting and decided to leak the death for the implied excuse. The immediate response/clarification that this was NOT the reason Will skipped the service 100% came from BP, to cut off the excuse at the knees.

      It seems really clear that everyone who attended the service had the intention of keeping this news underwraps, which means Will is really desperate if he’s risking having his own family turn against him for using their tragedy as his excuse.

    • jemmy says:

      @Amy Bee -Probably delayed until after the memorial service .

      The late King Constantine was God Father to both Prince William and Lady Gabriella. Announcing the death of Gabriella’s husband prior would almost certainly have distracted from the service which The House of Windsor had organised and had invited their foreign relatives including the late king’s Family.

      She ( Gabriella ) also represented Prince William at his funeral last year. So seems a bit spooky really to have her own husband pass away just prior to the 1 year commemoration / memorial service of her late God Father.

      He was also second Cousin to both Gabrielle’s Father ( Prince Michael of Kent) & King Charles ( King Constantine’s Father & Prince Phillip’s Father were brothers)

  11. Genevieve says:

    I’ve seen references to “no other party being involved” and an inquest that will happen. So I’m making my own inferences. But whether I’m right or not, it’s very young to die, and very young to be widowed, and it’s very sad.

    • The Hench says:

      Yes, they were very clear that nobody else was involved which seems to rule out a party/orgy scenario with Will and other friends, which some are suggesting. Instead it does point to, sadly, suicide or sudden heart attack/stroke/brain haemorrhage/OD.

      I read somewhere – which could be nonsense – that he was found outside.

      • Princessk says:

        Was he separated from Gabriella….remember rumours about a royal couple heading for divorce?

  12. Molly says:

    The Kents rolling up like their son in law didn’t just suddenly DIE two days ago is the weirdest thing to me.

    I swear, the “Duty” part of the royals makes them so believably heartless sometimes.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      I agree, why weren’t they there for their daughter? No mention of the P&P Michael of Kent’s in the BP statement, I wonder if they have a fractured relationship with their daughter?

      • jemmy says:

        The late king was Gabriella’s Godfather who was a 2nd cousin to her Father and King Charles . Also they had to be there in respect of duty.

      • Christine says:

        Agreed, Harla. Constantine died a year ago. None of yesterday was urgent, for the Kents. PoWails, on the other hand, was in the printed program.

    • FancyPants says:

      It is kinda weird, but don’t forget that the Kents are “extra” related to the Greeks through Princess Marina. Maybe Gabriella wanted to be left alone, or maybe she is with her brother. We can’t dictate how another person grieves.

    • MaryContrary says:

      Princess Michael is never one to miss a gathering of the European royals-she thinks they’re her peers.

      • molly says:

        This is probably the correct answer.

        I obviously have no sense of “duty” or royal adjacent “stiff upper lip”, but if MY husband died suddenly, my parents would be devastated for a very long time.

        My mom especially would be all red-faced and puffy from crying with me and for me. No way she’s tossing on some pantyhose, pearls, and a giant fur collar to attend someone else’s funeral without weeping in grief at the first sad song.

      • Princessk says:

        Very embarrassing to prefer to attend a fancy memorial rather than staying at home to mourn the sudden death of your son in law. Not surprised at their behaviour, quite typical of this old couple desperate to remain relevant.

  13. Olivia says:

    Lady Gabriella’s ex, Aatish Taseer, is a journalist who wrote an inserting piece in 2018 for Vanity Fair about his time in the royal fold. There’s definitely tea and worth a read. Lol, he was so naive and optimistic about Meghan and what it would mean in advancing the BRF… but here we are, 6 years later and the institution is falling apart at the seams. Seriously, what is happening?

    • Thena says:

      And he also included that interesting tidbit about how he and Gabriella were taking ecstasy at a party at Windsor Castle. I always wondered if that was the big birthday bash at Windsor for William’s 21st birthday.

    • WiththeAmerican says:

      That was definitely a story worth reading, I caught up with it yesterday. Made the royals look like drug addicted spoiled teenagers who were also racist and so out of touch with reality they don’t even know how to cover it up.

    • Princessk says:

      He also mentioned that Princess Michael of Kent had named her two pet goats Venus and Serena….

  14. Mooney says:

    Former boyfriend of pips? Why was this necessary to add?👀 And damn, who has she not dated?

    Anyone thinks he looked a little like her current husband?

  15. Miss617 says:

    Sounds like he did a line out of the wrong bag of coke to me. RIP, and remember that if you’re going to do drugs in the age of fentanyl, make sure someone nearby has naloxone (Narcan) at the ready.

  16. Mrs. Smith says:

    I saw reporting of the death as ‘not suspicious,’ so that means obvious? As in OD or self-inflicted? And I agree with other posters here saying the rush to proclaim it was not related to W’s sudden cancelation at the service means it probably is directly related. Hmmmmm.

    • Olivia says:

      Yes, ‘not suspicious’ and ‘no foul play’ typically mean suicide or accidental overdose. Some suicides are clear and obvious, particularly if a note was left, however when drugs are involved, it may not be clear until toxicology report if it was intentional or accidental. When it’s this vague, it usually indicates they’re waiting on toxicology.

    • Smart&Messy says:

      Mrs Smith, riight? Just because they made sure to deny the connection real quick, we assume there IS a connection. They always lie and obfuscate.

  17. Maxine Branch says:

    Most likely this death is drug related. An otherwise healthy 45 year old dying suddenly is not normal. I wish his family well.

    • Eating Popcorn says:

      A friend’s husband died at 35 of pneumonia in his sleep. No underlying health conditions, he thought he had a bad cold (not COVID-19 related.) He went to sleep on the sofa and just expired. So, while I am not saying this is the case here, it does sometimes happen.

      • FancyPants says:

        Yes, even though it has become something like a sick joke with the Navalny situation, “sudden death” is an actual thing. The first sign of cardiovascular disease in most people is sudden death- no warning, just drop dead.

    • Jaded says:

      He could very well have died from a “widow-maker”, a heart attack that happens when you have a blockage in the biggest artery in your heart. The healthy 35 year-old son of a friend of mine died that way. You’re gone before you hit the ground basically. I refuse to jump to conclusions that this is anything related to William, and I would wait for the toxicology report before alluding to it being drug-related.

  18. Just Jade says:

    If the rats didn’t say anything no body would link the two together but now they opened the door for speculation.

  19. garrity says:

    Just to make it all weirder, this mas was an ex-boyfriend of Pippa Middleton’s. Obviously, she’s got her own quite separate life now, but the no-degrees-of-separation in the current BRF disaster zone is sort of stunning.

    • Crystal says:

      U R so right!

    • Surly Gale says:

      Speaking of ‘no degrees of separation’, I know QII married her cousin who became Prince Phillip. Are Wm and Gabriella far enough apart for them to marry? Thomas died, Kate is missing…is something being set up for a future wedding? Or am I way off base? I get confused by all the royal relationships to each other.

      • Berkeleyfarm says:

        Will and Ella are second cousins (great-grandparents in common). The late Queen and Prince Michael were first cousins (grandparents in common). By modern standards, yes, that is too close for many. (Historical mileage does vary.)

  20. tamsin says:

    I thought it was a bit weird that the announcement said that emergency services went to an address in Gloucestershire, making it sound somewhat nefarious. Why wouldn’t it say their home in Gloucestershire since he had died two days before so they would have confirmed it was their home. And why would the public think that William’s absence had anything to do with Thomas Kingston’s death? I can understand Gabriella’s parents going to the service because they are the same generation as Constantine.

  21. Juliette says:

    William is acting exactly like a compromised GOP member here in the states.

    • Shawna says:

      So right!

    • Rnot says:

      He would have been the ultimate target for countless national intelligence agencies and other powerful entities from birth, but even more so after losing his mother at such a vulnerable age. We joke about Kate and her mother stalking him, but there were certainly other parties targeting him with goals other than marriage. A suspicious mind would do a deep dive background investigation on every staff member at every school and residence throughout William’s lifetime. There might even be some coordination between different groups seeking influence over the future head of state.

  22. aquarius64 says:

    Someone on the X app put up a blurb that William and Kingston were partying that Sunday night and Kingston OD’d. Not sure if it’s true, but if it is, and William was around when it happened… What a mess.

    • ML says:

      If this is true and if Gabriella doesn’t want to go after William, then nothing is going to happen.

    • Crystal says:

      And Pippas pap pics are newly understood to be a dig at Wills Kate Windsor’s Kent’s and Thomas lol bet the boys degrade pips and Kate like like a tortured men’s club…. Bet Kate told her or she knows who Wills is 1 pint away from disaster with. Hummmm?!?!?

      • Crystal says:

        She very well likely had friends still in his circle and people still live for gossip on ex’s and what’s going on with Kate I respect poor pips would gets calls from associates and aristos to pry or fill in info.

  23. Embee says:

    At 45 he is of an age to die related to that “widow maker” heart condition we’ve heard about. Basically something is structurally weak in the heart and at any moment the structure could fail so spectacularly that there’s no time to recover the patient through medical means. That said, there are some interesting things going on here. He married a bit later in life and though married for 5 years no kids. Could be any reason at all but my romantic mind has this idea of him being William’s closeted lover and his untimely death being the reason William just couldn’t face the memorial. Like, William tried to hold it together but at the last minute he just couldn’t bear his loss. In my scenario William is now struggling with the fact that everything and everyone he touches goes poorly and he’s spiraling. Will he find his rock bottom and recover, remaking himself into the man Diana would be proud of? Or will he sink indefinitely??? It’s just a little fan fic don’t take me too seriously.

    • Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

      @Embee, this is first level fan fic!! Bravo!! I wonder if there’s money to be made in “romantic conspiracy theories” writing? You really have a knack for it!

      • Mary Pester says:

        This is so very sad so no shade from me, apart from, the press know what they have been TOLD let’s see if that keeps the barricade up, because willy won’t hold on much longer

    • Jk says:

      You know, reality is stranger than fiction, especially with this lot. They normally get away with all kinds of shenanigans and even murder so anything is possible.

    • Louisa says:

      Oh I hadn’t even thought of him and William being involved that way! I was thinking drugs. But wow, yeah that is a theory!

      • LivingDesert says:

        Sex & drugs & Rock’n’Royals.
        Yes. Makes sense. 🙂

      • LivingDesert says:

        erased – double posting

      • Jaded says:

        Oh FFS, the conspiracy theorists are going full tilt today. Stop, just stop. There is no merit in trashing someone you know nothing about with mindless sleazy insinuations. Ready my post below and you’ll get an idea of the kind of man he was. Until there is toxicology proof, I will not speculate on wild insinuations of drug use and an illicit relationship with William. Honestly…you people are too much.

    • Margaret says:

      The same thought occurred to me, but only because of the statement that William’s non-appearance at Constantine’s memorial had nothing to do with Thomas’ death. I would not have made any connection with Thomas’ death otherwise so, after receiving what seemed like an odd piece of information, my brain started trying to work out reasons.

    • Aurora says:

      Regardless of what might have/have not happened between these men. In my experience, the loss of a close friend and almost a relative, may well have chattered William to pieces. Even without assumptions of forbidden love or the real context of his wife’s and father’s illness.
      Imo this is all PR BS, and I’m starting to think someone in KP is trying to sabotage William’s image. Too many amateur mistakes.

    • lamgirls3 says:

      @Embee I honestly think you may be onto something. I have also thought the same. It would make so much sense and would go a long way in explaining why William is the way he is, ie. attitude, anger, opposition etc. Future king can never be his honest and true self. Sad, if true, but either way I don’t feel a bit sorry for him. He has been and continues to be the worst kind of person.

  24. boba says:

    THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR…nevermore….nevermore.

  25. Scout says:

    This is all very sad and strange.

    Obviously a 45 year old man dying is not natural.

    I wonder if the 2 day wait was for some information from the coroner to come in, before they made things public?

    I’m guessing a basic toxicology report? (And this is a total guess.)

    Anyways, what a nightmare for Gabriella.

  26. Sunday says:

    Totally unrelated I’m sure, but doesn’t Prince Michael have tons of shady ties to Russian oligarchs and mobsters? Like he literally had to promise to “give back” a medal once the public found out it was given to him by Putin. This could be a REAL mess, not just a royal one.

  27. Saucy&Sassy says:

    My sympathies for Gabriella. He was so young. I think it could have been any number of reasons for it (in addition to drugs). An aneurism comes to mind. I had a cousin die of that years ago. Someone above suggested a specific heart condition that is unnoticed until a death. I don’t want to believe it’s drugs, because I don’t think Gabriella needs that right now, but I am a realist, too.

    As far as running and out and shouting to the sky that Bully Idle’s absence had nothing to do with this man’s death? That’s as suspicious as hell. They would have been better off not saying anything. That’s what happens when you use bots to get a certain narrative out there.

    • Jaded says:

      It’s called a widow-maker, when the main artery of the heart gets clogged. You’re dead before you hit the ground.

  28. Crystal says:

    Look up Thomas Kingston Drug use. Poor family, even the Awful Kent’s. Proving to be white trash.

    • Jaded says:

      They are unsupported rumours from trash websites. Read his real bio and you’ll find he was a remarkable man and very religious. He served in the diplomatic missions unit of the Foreign Office in Baghdad, and had countless brushes with death, including escaping a suicide-bombing that claimed 22 lives. His father was a hugely successful barrister specializing in planning law. Until I see toxicology reports proving it was drugs I prefer to read legitimate news sources, not salacious garbage.

  29. Murphy says:

    If you want to jump down the “was he partying with William” rabbit hole, fine but I don’t think taking 2 days to release the info is that suspicious, they had to make sure all the important people in his life knew before they could announce it publicly and it takes time to put all this stuff together for a young person who was certainly not expected to die

    • sparrow says:

      Exactly. I think there’s too much madness around at the moment. Not helped by the lack of updating on Kate’s condition, even in a quite basic way. We don’t actually need updates of course – she could be an ill woman who doesn’t want to disclose anything – but it’s not helping people step away from speculation every which way.

  30. Thena says:

    If you look closely at the service for the start of the late queen’s lying-in-state, Lady Gabriella fainted as Elizabeth’s coffin was brought into Westminster Hall. I can only imagine how she is handling the death of her husband. Someone noticed that there was an empty chair next to her parents at yesterday’s memorial, as if they thought she would shown up.

  31. Normades says:

    I think his death shook Wills and sent him spiraling. They can’t say that so they said it was unrelated.

  32. Libra says:

    A young, accomplished man is dead with no one else involved. That is all I need to know at this point. My heart goes out to his wife. There are no children. I hope her family gives her all the love and support she needs.

  33. Jean says:

    Such a sad tragedy, my heart goes out to his wife and family.RIP

  34. February pisces says:

    It is very sad for someone to die so young and unexpectedly. I don’t want to jump to conclusions, I think it inappropriate and disrespectful. We literally have absolutely no idea what happened so any opinion is based on nothing.

    Regardless of what happened it is incredibly tragic. Condolences to his family and loved ones.

  35. AC says:

    I was actually surprised as I remembered reading about him not too long ago on SM getting married. Sad.
    That family though 😬😬. After QE2 died, all the bad omens in that family coming out. It’s like the universe telling you something about those left behind.