Thomas Kingston, husband of Lady Gabriella Windsor, died with gun discovered subsequent to physique, inquest hears | EUROtoday

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Thomas Kingston died from “traumatic head wound” as a gun was discovered close to his physique, an inquest opening at Gloucestershire Coroner’s Court heard.

The husband of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent’s daughter Lady Gabriella Kingston, died all of the sudden on Sunday in an outbuilding at his mum or dad’s house within the Cotswolds.

His widow Lady Gabriella paid tribute to her financier husband on Tuesday evening, describing him as an “exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him”.

The King, who’s a second cousin of Lady Gabriella, despatched his “most heartfelt thoughts and prayers” to her household after information broke of the sudden dying.

Lady Gabriella is at the moment 56th within the line of succession to the British throne behind her niece, Isabella Windsor.

Kingston, 45, was discovered lifeless at his mum or dad’s house within the Cotswolds on Sunday night. Emergency providers had been known as to the scene shortly after 6pm.

Lady Gabriella Kingston and husband Thomas (Alexandra Diez de Rivera/Buckingham Palace/PA)

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Opening the inquest at on Friday afternoon, senior coroner Katy Skerrett mentioned that Mr Kingston was visiting his dad and mom’ house within the Cotswolds on February 25.

After consuming lunch together with his dad and mom, his father went out to stroll the canines however upon his return Mr Kingston couldn’t be present in the home.

Approximately half-hour later, his mom went to search for him. His father then compelled entry right into a locked-out constructing once they heard no response.

“He found Mr Kingston deceased with a catastrophic head injury. A gun was present at the scene. Emergency services were called. Police are satisfied the death is not suspicious,” Ms Skerrett advised the inquest.

“A post mortem has been undertaken by Dr Jones, a consultant histopathologist, and a provisional cause of death has been given as 1a traumatic wound to head.”

Upon listening to the preliminary particulars, an inquest into Mr Kingston’s dying was formally opened and adjourned to a date to be fastened later.

A press release launched earlier this week on behalf of Lady Gabriella, Mr Martin and Mrs Jill Kingston, Mrs Joanna Connolly and Mrs Emma Murray mentioned: “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.”

Lady Gabriella married financier Kingston in 2019. The intimate ceremony in St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle was attended by a number of senior members of the royal household, together with Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Harry.

Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston go away after marrying in St George’s Chapel on 18 May 2019 in Windsor, England

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According to stories, the financier’s dying just isn’t believed to be the explanation why the Prince of Wales pulled out of a memorial service on Tuesday for his godfather King Constantine II, which was attended by Lady Gabriella’s dad and mom Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

The late Duke of Edinburgh additionally made a uncommon public look on the ceremony.

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson mentioned: “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 couple received engaged in the summertime of 2018 after having dated for a number of years, with Thomas proposing throughout a visit to the Isle of Sark.

Kingston had beforehand dated Pippa Middleton, with the pair remaining shut mates. Kingston and Lady Gabriella attended Ms Middleton’s marriage ceremony to James Matthews in May 2017.

Mr Kingston was a director at Devonport Capital, which specialises in supporting corporations in rising economies or post-conflict environments by offering entry to enlargement finance and liquidity-bridging options.

The Bristol University graduate had additionally beforehand labored to safe the discharge of hostages in Iraq after becoming a member of the diplomatic missions unit of the Foreign Office.

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