Lady Gabriella Windsor Will Host Another Royal Wedding in Windsor Castle in 2019

She has a super sweet reason for wanting to say her vows there.

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If you're anything like me, you've spent the last few months in a royal family fever. From Princess Eugenie's wedding to Jack Brooksbank back in October to little Prince Charlotte's recent fourth birthday portraits (so! cute!) to the pending birth of Baby Sussex, it's been a non-stop ride of royal family news for the past year, and apparently, we're showing no signs of stopping. We've got another royal wedding to obsess about!

Lady Gabriella Windsor's engagement to financier Thomas Kingston was announced by Buckingham Palace last September after the couple got engaged on the Isle of Sark back in August 2018. The Daily Mail's resident royal correspondent Rebecca English shared that Lady Gabrielle Windsor planned to get married in St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, and news just broke that the wedding will take place two weeks from now on Saturday May 18. The Royal Family, including Her Majesty The Queen, is set to attend.

How exactly is she related to the Queen? Well, it's simple, really: Lady Gabriella is the daughter of Prince and Princess (formerly Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz) Michael of Kent, and His Royal Highness Prince Michael is the Queen's first cousin. That makes the bride-to-be the first cousin once removed of Queen Elizabeth. Lady Gabriella is also 51st in line for the British throne, in case you were curious about if she's in the running to be Queen (the short answer is no—Eugenie has a better chance at the crown than she does).

Since we know that the Queen is confirmed to attend her second-cousin's wedding, it's likely that Prince William and Kate will join Her Majesty in celebrating Lady Gabriella's big day. However, we can't be too sure about Prince Harry and Meghan's RSVP just yet; Baby Sussex could arrive any day now, and the new parents will definitely want to spend some quality time with their little one at home. So much for those rumors that the reception would be held at Frogmore Cottage.

If St. George's Chapel rings a bell, it's because it's the same venue where Eugenie and Jack and Harry and Meghan got married! But Lady Gabriella isn't getting married there because it's the trendy, hot royal thing to do; the venue is actually a nostalgic choice for her. From Rebecca English:

One question: is there only one chapel worth marrying in in all of England? St. George's is one popular place. Can I get married there? Anyone interested in marrying me?

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