Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband Thomas Kingston, 45, DIED from a ‘traumatic head wound’ and a gun was found near his body

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Lady Gabriella Windsor’s husband Thomas Kingston died from a ‘traumatic head wound’ and a gun was found near his body in an outbuilding of his parents’ Cotswolds home, an inquest has heard. 

Thomas Kingston, 45, was found at his family’s country mansion on Sunday evening and a post mortem has revealed the cause of death, Gloucestershire Coroner’s Court was Friday told.

Who Found Him Dead?

His father found him on forcing entry to a locked building after Mr Kingston had earlier visited for lunch with his parents, senior coroner Katy Skerrett said.

Police and paramedics were called to the scene after a member of the family made a 999 call. Police said Mr Kingston’s death was not suspicious.

His widow Lady Windsor paid tribute to her husband in a joint statement with his family, describing him as an ‘exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him’ – and called his death a ‘great shock to the whole family’.

Buckingham Palace previously announced Mr Kingston, 45, died suddenly last Sunday at an address in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire.

Paramedics were called to the large, detached home at about 6pm.

Court Statement

Opening the inquest today at Gloucestershire Coroner’s Court, senior coroner Katy Skerrett said: ‘I can confirm I have received evidence of identification of the deceased in written format, which complies with Rule 23 of the Coroner’s Rules 2013.

‘That evidence is sufficient for identification, and I can thereby confirm the deceased is indeed Thomas Henry Robin Kingston, 45, whose home address is in London.

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‘I have received evidence of the brief circumstances surrounding this tragic incident also in written format, which complies with Rule 23 of the Coroner’s Rules 2013.

‘These brief circumstances are as follows. Mr Kingston was visiting his parents’ home in the Cotswolds. On February 25 2024 he ate lunch with his parents. His father went out to walk the dogs.

‘On his return Mr Kingston was not in the house and after approximately 30 minutes his mother went to look for him. His father forced entry on a locked out building when no reply could be gained.

‘He found Mr Kingston deceased with a catastrophic head injury. A gun was present at the scene. Emergency services were called. Police are satisfied the death is not suspicious.

‘A post mortem has been undertaken by Dr Jones, a consultant histopathologist, and a provisional cause of death has been given as 1a traumatic wound to head.’

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