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A royally romantic break in Sark

A royally romantic break in Sark

Thursday 20 September 2018

A royally romantic break in Sark

Thursday 20 September 2018

One of the Queen's relatives has become engaged while on a short break in the Bailiwick.

Lady Gabriella Windsor was in Sark in August when her then-boyfriend popped the question, asking her to be his wife.

The daughter of Her Majesty's cousin, Prince Michael of Kent, said yes and she is expected to marry Thomas Kingston next Spring.

Buckingham Palace released a statement announcing the news on Wednesday which read: "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 (Guernsey)."


Pictured: Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.

A spokesperson for Sark Tourism said everyone in the island is "delighted that Thomas Kingston chose our special island as the place to ask for Lady Gabriella Windsor’s hand in marriage."

Many other couples have chosen Sark as the backdrop for romantic breaks, engagements, weddings and honeymoons as well as short stays and family holidays.

Sark Tourism said it is "a beautiful and romantic island, perfect for marriage proposals and bespoke weddings. Who knows, perhaps the couple will choose Sark as their wedding venue too. Sark offers everything to ensure you have the most memorable day: dramatic vistas for those perfect photos, quintessential wedding venues, horse-drawn carriages, delightful accommodation, skilled chefs, and for those who want to get away from it all, tranquillity and privacy.

"Wherever they decide to marry, Sark wishes the happy couple all the very best for their future together."


Pictured: Lady Gabriella Windsor with her parents Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. 

Lady Gabriella, known as 'Ella' to her friends, is currently 50th in line to the British throne so her wedding is likely to be a relatively low key affair without any of the media attention lavished on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle who married earlier this year, or Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank who are due to marry next month.

Lady Gabriella, 37, who grew up living at Kensington Palace, is a senior director at Branding Latin America, a brand-positioning platform that specialises in the region. She is also a writer and contributes to The London Magazine.

Mr Kingston, who has been in a relationship with Lady Gabriella for three years, works in frontier market investment and is a director of Devonport Capital. He previously dated the Duchess of Cambridge's sister, Pippa Matthews, for three years.

Pictured: The happy couple got engaged in Sark.


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