How Lady Gabriella will DEFY royal wedding trends adopted by Eugenie and Meghan Markle

Lady Gabriella Windsor is the daughter of Prince Michael of Kent and Princess Michael of Kent, who are rather notorious royals.

Fifty-first in line to the British throne, Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor’s parents live in Kensington Palace, where the bride-to-be was raised.

Enjoying a charmed life, Lady Gabriella now works as a Senior Director for Branding Latin America, after studying at Brown University in the US.

Prince Michael of Kent, 76, is the first cousin of the Queen. His wife Princess Michael, formerly Marie Christine Anna Agnes Hedwig Ida von Reibnitz, was an interior designer before her royal wedding.

A divorcee when she married into the British Royal Family, Princess Michael first married another English aristocrat, Thomas Troubridge, younger brother of Sir Peter Troubridge, 6th Baronet.

In classic aristocrat style, they met at a boar hunt.

Now the couple’s only daughter Lady Gabriella is marrying her financier boyfriend at St George’s Chapel, just under a year after Meghan and Harry wed in the same spot.

Now, a body language expert as revealed how Lady Gabriella, a second cousin of the Queen, will eschew more current royal wedding trends set by the likes of Meghan Markle, 37, and Princess Eugenie, 29.

Bernadette Chapman, Founder of The UK Alliance of Wedding Planners and Business Coach says told that Lady Gabriella’s wedding would be different in a number of ways. 

She said: “Looking at both Lady Gabriella and her fiancé it is my opinion they will opt for a very classical and understated wedding.

“I don’t see this wedding as being ostentatious, on the contrary I see the design as more a timeless affair.”

Meghan and Harry had a reception at Frogmore House, where it was reported that Ed Sheeran performed, wile Eugenie and Jack had three days of celebrating at the Royal Lodge.

And Meghan and Eugenie deviated from tradition in another way, their cakes. Harry and Meghan had a lemon elderflower cake with buttercream, covered in fresh flowers. Eugenie’s wedding cake, on the other hand, was a five-tier red velvet and chocolate cake.

Barbara claimed Gabriella is likely to go for something different. She said: “For the cake I am anticipating it edging towards a modern twist on classical with each tier slightly different. I suspect they will opt for texture on some of the tiers, pastel colour icing and an abundance of sugar flowers. They will have both traditional fruit and popular sponge flavours.”

For the designer of the reception, Barbara is also anticipating a classic look. She said: “A lot of attention will be spent on the table designs, ensuring that the linen and table settings are of high standard.

“The table centres will not be too imposing but instead using low classical glass containers with the flowers cascading over the edge, again more flowers and less foliage.”

When is Lady Gabriella’s wedding? A statement from Buckingham Palace, revealing their engagement said: “Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are delighted to announce the engagement of their daughter Lady Gabriella Windsor to Mr Thomas Kingston.”

The wedding will take place on May 18, and is said to be a quieter affair than the two preceding royal weddings.

Who is Lady Gabriella Windsor’s ex Aatish Taseer, who claims to have taken MDMA in Windsor Castle? 

The journalist was born in London, but grew up in New Delhi, India.

Royal weddings: Meghan, Kate, Eugenie and Diana

Meghan Markle

Who: His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Meghan Markle (now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex)

Where: St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle

When: 19 May 2018, Berkshire

Dress: Meghan wore a dress designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. The white dress was made of silk and had a boat neckline. The veil was an incredible 16 feet long.

Tiara: The Duchess of Sussex chose the Queen Mary diamond bandeau tiara, made in 1932, with a flower brooch in the middle from 1893.

Cake: The cake was a made by Claire Ptak, based in London. It was lemon and elderflower cake, decorated with peonies and buttercream icing.

Notable guests: A-list guests included James Corden, tennis player Serena Williams, the Beckhams, Sir Elton John, George and Amal Clooney and Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford.

Princess Eugenie

Who: Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank

Where: St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, Berkshire

When: 12 October 2018

Dress: Eugenie’s dress was made by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos and had a full skirt, long sleeves and was ivory in colour. The dress has a low back designed to show Euegnie’s scar from scoliosis surgery, a cause she has spoken out about in the past and since the wedding.

Tiara: She wore the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, lent to her by the Queen. It has a huge emerald in the middle.

Cake: The cake had five tiers and was a red velvet and chocolate cake made by London-based cake designer Sophie Cabot.

Notable guests: Famous faces at the wedding included Robbie Williams, Naomi Campbell, Kate Miss, Jack Whitehall and Liv Tyler.

Kate Middleton

Who: Prince William and Kate Middleton

Where: Westminster Abbey, London

When: 29 April 2011

Dress: Kate wore a dress made by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The satin gown featured long lace sleeves. It had a nine foot train and the lace featured roses, daffodils, thistles and shamrocks.

Tiara: Kate borrowed the Cartier Scroll Tiara, now known as the Halo tiara. It bought by the Queen’s father, the future King George VI, for his wife Elizabeth.

Cake: William and Kate opted for a traditional fruit cake with eight tiers. It was decorated with sugar flowers. William also had an additional chocolate biscuit cake was made from a Royal Family recipe.

Notable guests: Guests included family and friends of the couple, as well as members of the military and people who work with charities the pair support.

Princess Diana

Who: Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer

Where: St Paul’s Cathedral, London

When: 29 July 1981

Dress: Diana’s gown was designed by the Elizabeth and David Emanuel and had an enormous 25-foot train. The dress was ivory and featured lace. In typical 80s style the rather large dress had huge sleeves. The dress was badly creased during the carriage ride to the ceremony, as it was so large.

Cake: Diana and Charles had a number of cakes including a five-foot-tall layered fruitcake. Another cake was made by Belgian pastry chef S. G. Sender and another by Chef Nicholas Lodge.

Notable guests: Guests includes foreign royals from Spain and Greece, as well as First Lady Nancy Reagan who represented the United States.