Sudden death of royal family member sends shockwaves through Buckingham ​

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This is a new drama that the British royal family is going through.

Thomas Kingston was found dead Sunday evening. The 45-year-old financier married Lady Gabriella in 2019, the daughter of the Princess and Prince Michael of Kent, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II.

Proof of the important place that this branch of the Windsor family holds in Buckingham, the sovereign attended the wedding accompanied by her husband, Prince Philip.

Sudden death of royal family member sends shockwaves through Buckingham ​

It was Buckingham Palace which confirmed the sad news yesterday, relaying the press release from the widow and her family.

“Tom was an exceptional man who brightened the lives of those who knew him. His death was a great shock to the entire family and we ask that you respect our privacy as we mourn his passing,” it read.

Shortly after, King Charles III and his wife, Queen Camilla, sent their condolences.

“The King and Queen have been informed of Thomas’ death and join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all those who knew him in mourning a much-loved member of the family.

Sudden death of royal family member sends shockwaves through Buckingham ​

Their Majesties send their most sincere thoughts and prayers in particular to Gabriella and the entire Kingston family,” they said.

The day before, Prince William had canceled at the last minute his appearance at the commemoration in honor of his godfather, Constantine II, the last king of Greece, for “personal reasons”.

These were not specified but would not be linked to the sudden death of Thomas Kingston, the circumstances of whose death have not been revealed.

Sudden death of royal family member sends shockwaves through Buckingham ​

The BBC revealed that Thomas Kingston was “found dead at an address in Gloucestershire” on Sunday, after 6 p.m. local time, by “emergency services dispatched to the scene”.

Although his death is not considered suspicious, an investigation has been opened to determine the circumstances.

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