Prince Harry revisits his wedding venue a year later as special guest for Lady Gabriella Windsor's nuptials
Same venue but different wedding! Prince Harry celebrated his first wedding anniversary with Meghan Markle by attending another royal wedding on the same day as their wedding. The 34-year-old royal, who just welcomed his son Archie Harrison on May 6, made a surprise appearance at the nuptials of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston on Saturday, May 18.
The Duke of Sussex's visit to the royal wedding came almost a year after he walked down the aisle with Meghan at St. George's Chapel. The new dad was not expected to attend the wedding, but since the venue is near his new home of Frogmore Cottage, both of which are on the grounds of Windsor Castle, it was an easy commute.
The wedding guest list included many members of the royal family, led by Queen Elizabeth, who attended with her husband Prince Philip. It is to be noted that the 93-year-old monarch did not attend the wedding of Lord Freddie Windsor, the brother of Lady Gabriella, but that may be because that wedding did not take place at one of her royal residences.
St. George's Chapel has become a royal hotbed for weddings ever since Prince Harry and Meghan got married there on May 19 last year. This is because, in October that same year, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank also exchanged their wedding vows at the same venue.
Lady Gabriella's wedding reception also saw Pippa Middleton and her husband James Matthews, along with her parents Carole and Michael Middleton, and brother James Middleton, who followed the couple close behind. Their royal sister Kate Middleton, however, did not attend the wedding, while Prince William was preparing to attend the soccer FA Cup final.
Other royal guests included Princess Anne, as well as Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson. Their daughter Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mozzi attended, but Princess Eugenie and her husband Jack Brooksbank were not to be seen at the Windsor Castle service.
Lady Gabriella, who is the 38-year-old daughter of one of Queen Elizabeth‘s cousins, Prince Michael of Kent, is currently 52nd in line to the throne after she moved down a spot with the birth of Prince Harry's son Archie. She will also follow in Meghan and Harry’s footsteps by having her reception at Frogmore House.
Lady Gabriella, a Senior Director at Branding Latin America, and Kingston, who works in frontier market investment, got engaged in August. Kingston popped the question on Sark, one of the Channel Islands just off the coast of France.
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