Tuesday 18 June 2019

Harry leaves Meghan and baby Archie at home as he attends Lady Gabriella's wedding at Windsor Castle

Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor share a kiss on the steps of the chapel after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor share a kiss on the steps of the chapel after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, following their wedding. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
(right) Britain's Prince Harry, right, speaks to Anne, Princess Royal (left) as they leave following the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston leave St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, following their wedding. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Newlywed Lady Gabriella Windsor with her mother Princess Michael of Kent and a young bridesmaid on the steps of the chapel with their bridesmaids, page boys and guests after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor share a kiss on the steps of the chapel after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
Bride Lady Gabriella Windsor, arrives for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
Bride Lady Gabriella Windsor, arrives for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
Lady Gabriella Windsor and her father Prince Michael of Kent arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, for her wedding to Thomas Kingston. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Lady Gabriella Windsor and her father Prince Michael of Kent arrive at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, for her wedding to Thomas Kingston. Photo: Victoria Jones/PA Wire
Groom Thomas Kingston arrives at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle, ahead of his wedding to Lady Gabriella Windsor. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
Prince Michael of Kent and Lady Gabriella Windsor arrive for her wedding to Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
(left to right) Princess Michael of Kent, Prince Michael of Kent, Sophie Winkleman and Lord Frederick Windsor after their wedding at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Chris Jackson/PA Wire
(left to right) Timothy Laurence, The Earl of Wessex, The Princess Royal, Lady Frederick Windsor and the Duke of Sussex arrive ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Sarah, Britain's Duchess of York arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
James Matthews and his wife Pippa (centre) arrive ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
James Matthews and his wife Pippa arrive ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
(left to right) Michael and Carole Middleton, James Matthews, Pippa Middleton and James Middleton arrive ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
James Matthews and his wife Pippa (centre) arrive ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Frank Augustein/PA Wire
This handout photograph issued by Buckingham Palace shows Lady Gabriella Windsor and her fiancé Mr Thomas Kingston after the announcement of their engagement. Picture: Alexandra Diez de Rivera/PA Wire

Tony Jones and Emma Bowden

Britain's Prince Harry returned this morning to the spot of his own wedding to see royal bride Lady Gabriella Windsor and groom Thomas Kingston exchange their vows at Windsor Castle.

Harry left his wife Meghan and baby son Archie at home in Frogmore cottage while he attended the wedding in St George's Chapel nearby. He arrived with his uncle and aunt, the Earl of Wessex and the Princess Royal, who was joined by her husband Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence.

Pippa Middleton and husband James Matthews were also among those arriving. Another famous face was Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes.

The beaming bride Lady Gabriella Windsor wore a lace gown by Italian designer Luisa Beccaria, and she arrived for her nuptials with her father in a claret coloured vintage car.

Gabriella had her long veil arranged by the designer on the steps of the chapel.

It is the third royal wedding in the 15th-century venue, St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle, in less than a year after the star-studded nuptials of the Meghan and Harry last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October.

Britain's Queen led the royal family at the wedding and her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, making a rare public appearance.

The beaming bride wore a Russian Fringe-style tiara also worn by her grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and her mother, Princess Michael of Kent, for their wedding days.

Gabriella's hair was styled in elegant curls, with a long veil designed in a similar fashion to the dress.

Embroidered with flowers and embellishments, layers of blush-coloured tulle and organdie created the body of the wedding gown under the lace, fanning out for a long train.

Known as Ella, the bride had a creamy ivory Ella rose in her bouquet alongside myrtle, a tradition in many royal bridal flower arrangements.

The bridesmaids and pageboys wore outfits by the same designer.

Britain's Prince Harry arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire
Britain's Prince Harry arrives ahead of the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston at St George's Chapel in Windsor Castle. Photo: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Isabella and Maud Windsor - Lady Gabriella's nieces - and the other bridesmaids wore cream dresses with blush underlays and sashes, with flower rings in their hair in a similar style to the bouquet.

Maud, the eldest daughter of Lord Frederick Windsor and Peep Show actress Sophie Winkleman, was part of the bridal party at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's wedding in October.

Mr Kingston arrived at the chapel on foot with his best man, closely followed by the mother of the bride, in a lilac gown and embroidered overcoat, who was accompanied by Gabriella's brother.

Gabriella's is the third royal wedding in the 15th-century venue in less than a year following the star-studded nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October.

Guests were ferried to the ceremony in vintage buses close and then walked down the hill to take their seats.

The Duke of York arrived by car with his ex-wife Sarah, the Duchess of York, and their daughter Princess Beatrice and her boyfriend Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Read More: Royal wedding 2019: everything you need to know about Lady Gabriella's nuptials at Windsor Castle

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