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Lady Gabriella Shares "Unnerving" Moment She Feared Her Tiara Was Going to Fall Off During Wedding

The royal wore a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara, which was also worn by her grandmother and her mother on their wedding days. 

Lady Gabriella and Thomas Kingston Royal Wedding
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Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding day nearly included a royal mishap—involving her diamond tiara!


The newlywed, who tied the knot with Thomas Kingston at St. George's Chapel in Windsor Castle in May, revealed that her walk down the aisle didn't exactly go off without a hitch.


"Suddenly I could feel my tiara start to pull back and in those few unnerving moments I thought it would come crashing down with an almighty clunk," Lady Gabriella, 38, told Hello! magazine. "My little bridesmaids had accidentally wandered on to my very sheer tulle 20-ft. veil. I slowed down until they'd stepped off it, but then it happened again."


Luckily, her stylist had expertly secured the sparkling accessory. "Fortunately my hairdresser had pinned the tiara in place, and it stood firm."


In a sweet nod to family tradition, Gabriella wore a Russian Fringe style diamond tiara, which was also worn by her grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days.



Lady Gabriella Windsor and Mr Thomas Kingston have released three official photographs from their wedding day. The images were taken by photographer Hugo Burnand at Frogmore House, Windsor. Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh attended the wedding on Saturday, 18 May. Hugo Burnand Picture 1 left-to-right: Back row: Miss Hannah Conolly; Master Ben Conolly; Mr Daniel Crow; Mr Ian Conolly; Mr Oliver Murray; Mr Benjamin Crow; His Royal Highness Prince Michael of Kent; Lord Frederick Windsor; Lady Frederick Windsor; Mr Jamie Campbell; Miss Jessie Conolly; Miss Estella Taylor. Middle row (seated): Mrs Joanna Conolly; Mrs Emma Murray; Mr Martin Kingston; Mrs Jill Kingston; Her Majesty The Queen; His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh; Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent; Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra; Miss Emily Conolly. Front row (sitting): Master Frederick Murray; Princess Aurelia del Drago; Master Rafferty Murray; Miss Eliza Goldsmith; Miss Maud Windsor; Miss Isabella Windsor; Miss Leonora Weisman; Master Karim Khawaja.

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Gabriella—who is the daughter of one of Queen Elizabeth's cousins, Prince Michael of Kent, and is currently 52nd in line to the throne—was just reunited with her bridal gown for the first time since her wedding when it went on display at Paris Couture Week.


For her big day, she wore a stunning lace wedding dress with a bespoke design by Luisa Beccaria. The blush gown, which was embroidered with flowers and embellishments, got its color from all the layers of tulle and organdy beneath the lace, which created the body of the gown. Her romantic veil was also made from layers of tulle and covered with embroidered flowers.


"It was a magical day, and Luisa created a wonderful dress for me," she told Hello! "This is the first time I've seen it since the wedding, and it brings back so many happy memories."


Gabriella, or "Ella" as she's known to friends, also shared that she didn't let any of her family members help in designing her dress.


"I wanted to surprise both of my parents on the day, so worked closely with Luisa without any family seeing the dress as it came together until my wedding day," she said.


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