Lady Gabriella Windsor looks dignified as she mourns her cousin the Queen – after ‘fainting’ during previous service

  • Lady Gabriella Windsor, 41, wore an all-black ensemble as she attended the Queen’s funeral today
  • The late monarch’s cousin appeared solemn as she was too joined by her parents and husband today 
  • It comes as Lady Gabriella had last week appeared to collapse at a Westminster Hall service for the late Queen
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage
  • The Queen’s funeral: All the latest Royal Family news and coverage

Lady Gabriella Windsor cut a solemn figure as she attended said a final goodbye to the Queen today.

The 41-year-old daughter of Prince Michael of Kent  joined thousands of mourners to pay her respects to the late royal, alongside her parents and husband, Thomas Kingston.

Dressed in all black, while wearing a knee-length dress and a matching ornate headpiece, the 55th-in-line to the throne teamed the ensemble with a a clutch and formal gloves, opting for minimal jewellery with a pair of pearl earrings.

Her father Prince Michael is the Queen’s first cousin and a grandson of King George V and Queen Mary.

Lady Gabriella, 41, dressed in all-black, wearing a knee-length dress and a matching ornate headpiece. She teamed the ensemble with a a clutch and formal gloves, opting for minimal jewellery with a pair of pearl earrings

The Queen’s cousin (pictured with her husband Thomas) made a solemn appearance as she attended the late monarch’s funeral at Westminster Abbey today

Lady Gabriella and her husband Thomas Kingston pictured leaving the late Queen’s funeral at Westminster Abbey earlier today

The royal appeared to collapse as the Queen’s coffin arrived at Westminster Hall ahead of a service last week, but appeared in better stead today. 

The socialite was seen standing in line with other members of the Royal Family at the intimate service as Her Majesty’s coffin was brought inside. However moments later there was a slight commotion and it appears as though Lady Gabriella Windsor might have fainted, according to Hello.

Video shows a member of staff rushing over to assist and Mr Kingston turning around to help his wife.

Photos taken later in the service show Lady Gabriella missing from the line-up, although she was able to leave the Hall arm-in-arm with her husband.

The Duke of Kent, Prince Edward and Prince Michael of Kent pictured as they arrived at Westminster Abbey ahead of the Queen’s funeral today 

The daughter of Prince Michael of Kent (who is pictured left next to Prince Edward of Kent) paid her respects, joined by her parents and husband, Thomas Kingston

The Queen’s state funeral today will end with a two-minute national silence in a ‘fitting tribute to an extraordinary reign’ before she is laid to rest beside her late husband

It appeared a member of staff rushed to assist Lady Gabriella, and could be seen apparently moving quickly to get a chair for her to sit on.

Despite Lady Gabriella fainting, the service continued without further incident.

She wasn’t seen again during the service, however she was later photographed leaving hand-in-hand with her husband Thomas.

Lady Gabriella was known to have a close relationship with the monarch, who attended her wedding to Thomas in October 2019.

King Charles III, Camilla, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward walk behind the Queen’s coffin as it is carried out of Westminster Abbey

The late monarch’s coffin was carried out of the Abbey. At 12.15pm, the procession set off for Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner

At the time, a photograph of the bride leaning down to chat to the Queen, who was beaming with joy, went viral on social media.

The Queen is leaving London after passing Buckingham Palace for the final time followed by her mourning family as her coffin was carried from Westminster Abbey through London after her state funeral on her longest and saddest journey today.

Her Majesty will be laid to rest in Windsor next to her beloved husband Prince Philip and her parents after being driven 20 miles from Hyde Park Corner later this afternoon on a day of pomp and poignant symbolism to mark the passing of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

Lady Gabriella later left arm in arm with her husband, pictured, suggesting she was able to quickly recover despite her ordeal inside Westminster Hall last week 

Thomas Kingston, Gabriella Windsor, Lady Sarah Chatto, Lord Frederick Windsor and Sophie Winkleman left after the service last week

Grief had been etched on the faces of King Charles, his siblings and children as well as the huge crowds who swamped The Mall, Whitehall and Parliament Square to bade farewell to the beloved monarch. 

And applause and a spontaneous three cheers broke out as the Queen’s coffin passed the Albert Memorial in Kensington in its way to Windsor. As the hearse drove off flowers were thrown into the road by members of the public watching from behind a fence. Others waved Union flags as the fleet of vehicles drove past.

Following the departure of the coffin and the royal family, the bells at Westminster Abbey began to ring out. The muffled peal will continue throughout the afternoon, which only occurs after the funeral of a sovereign.

The Queen leaves London for the final time amid moving scenes at Wellington Arch next to Hyde Park Corner

In extraordinary and moving scenes, the Queen left London as flowers were thrown at the hearse as she made her way to Windsor

The poignant scenes followed an extraordinary and emotional state funeral attended by 2,000 VIPs, royals, prime ministers and several hundred ordinary Britons chosen by the Queen. Outside on the streets and estimated 2million people were there to mourn her passing 11 days ago. 

After the service, where King Charles appeared to be tearful, her coffin slowly passed through the crowded but silent streets until the cheers began. 

Members of the Royal Family, including the King, marched poignantly behind, while others including the Princess of Wales and her children George and Charlotte and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, looked on at the crowds as they passed them in vehicles.

The King salutes as his mother is taken from a gun carriage and into a hearse

The Royal Family lined up in two rows at Wellington Arch – Charles and Camilla at the front with William, Harry and Meghan behind 

The crowds would later break into applause and cheers after the Queen’s coffin passed them and also when Her Majesty circled round the Queen Victoria Memorial outside Buckingham Palace as Big Ben chimed 96 times – one for each year of her life – a mile away. 

Once the coffin reached the Queen’s London home, members of staff at the palace bowed and curtsied both at the coffin and members of the royal family as they made their way past. She was then carried to Wellington Arch, where her hearse was waiting to take her to Windsor and reunite her with her husband to rest in eternal peace.

Members of the Royal Family watched on as the bearer party lifted the coffin from the State Gun Carriage and loaded it into the back of the vehicle. Much of the procession party lined up in formation on the green next to the monument and stood in silence during the moving of the coffin. The national anthem then played as the hearse moved away. 

Wellington Arch – the old entrance to Buckingham Palace – was chosen for the Queen’s farewell

The coffin of Queen Elizabeth II with the Imperial State Crown resting on top, borne on the State Gun Carriage of the Royal Navy followed by members of the royal family proceeds past Buckingham Palace

The funeral procession and coffin proceed along the Mall to Buckingham Palace

The funeral procession marches down The Mall following the service at Westminster Abbey, on the day of the state funeral and burial of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. Her children and grandchildren followed with other royals in their cars

King Charles, William, Prince of Wales and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, look towards Her Majesty’s coffin

The Queen is marched towards Buckingham Palace for the last time

The funeral procession marches down The Mall following the service at Westminster Abbey

The royal family watched on in two rows, with the King, the Queen Consort, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl and the Countess of Wessex in the first row.

Behind them were the Princess and the Prince of Wales, with Prince Charlotte and Prince George between them and the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

The King and the male royals saluted the coffin, except for the Duke of York and the Duke of Sussex, who were not in uniform, while some of the female royals curtseyed.

The Queen’s coffin, followed by the King, the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Sussex, Duke of York and the Princess Royal, began its procession towards Wellington Arch after it was placed back onto the State Gun Carriage at just after midday. 

Minute Guns were fired in Hyde Park by The King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery, as Big Ben tolled throughout the duration of the solemn procession through her city.  As the Queen’s funeral procession moved past the Cenotaph in London, the King, the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and the Earl of Wessex saluted the memorial to Britain and the Commonwealth soldiers killed in the First and Second World Wars. Prince Andrew and Prince Harry did not.

The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, in the Ceremonial Procession following her State Funeral

The Queen leaves Westminster Abbey for the last time after her state funeral this morning

The State Gun Carriage carries the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre, in the Ceremonial Procession following her State Funeral

King Charles III follows the State Gun Carriage carrying the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II, draped in the Royal Standard with the Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign’s orb and sceptre

Britain’s King Charles, Britain’s Anne, Princess Royal, Britain’s Prince Andrew, Britain’s Prince Edward, Britain’s William, Prince of Wales and Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex following the funeral procession outside Westminster Abbey as the Queen heads to Windsor

Meghan appeared to wipe away a tear as she left the funeral

The Duchess of Sussex, Camilla, the Queen Consort, the Princess of Wales, the Countess of Wessex leave the Abbey. Prince George bites his nails next to his sister Charlotte

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, follows by car the Procession behind the coffin of Queen Elizabeth II,


Britain’s Prince George of Wales looks from a car window in the Procession next to her sister Charlotte

The state hearse will join the procession, which will have been formed up and in position, at Shaw Farm Gate before travelling to St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The procession will follow the route of Albert Road, Long Walk, Cambridge Gate, Cambridge Drive, George IV Gate, Quadrangle (south and west sides), Engine Court, Norman Arch, Chapel Hill, Parade Ground and Horseshoe Cloister Arch.

Just before 4pm, the procession will halt at the bottom of the West Steps of St George’s Chapel in Horseshoe Cloister. Here, the bearer party will carry the coffin in procession up the steps into the chapel.

The Queen will be interred during a private burial at King George VI Memorial Chapel in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle at 7.30pm.

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