Royal fans have been given a sneak peak inside the latest royal wedding reception after Lady Gabriella Windsor and her new husband tied the knot – with a series of beautiful snaps shared across social media.
The 38-year-old daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent married financier Thomas Kingston in the grounds of Windsor Castle on Saturday – the same location Prince Harry and Meghan exchanged vows almost exactly one year ago.
And now photos from inside their reception at Frogmore House have been shared online, showing the newly married couple looking incredibly loved up as they greeted guests and cut an impressive cake.
According to Hello! magazine, the royals opted for finger food for the reception instead of a sit down meal, giving people the opportunity to mingle.
Addressing the guests at the event, after tying the knot in front of Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip, Princess Anne, Prince Harry, Prince Edward and more, Gabriella thanked everyone for their help in organising the momentous occasion.
The beautiful bride Lady Gabriella Windsor and her husband Mr Tom Kingston cutting their Fiona Cairns wedding cake at Frogmore House yesterday. We were so honoured to make this royal wedding cake and be part of such a special day! . . . . #royalwedding #weddingcake #wedding #windsor #couple #fionacairns #beautiful #day #congratulations #lady #gabriella #buckinghampalace #royalfamily #spring #cake
“Thank you so much for making all of this possible, both the beautiful St George’s chapel and here at Frogmore, a place so filled with charm and history throughout the house and in the charming gardens,” the royal said according to Hello! magazine.
“It is particularly meaningful to me as my grandparents, who I never had the chance to meet, are buried here.”
Cameras were at the ready throughout the day with one snap capturing the newlyweds cutting their elegant, eight-tier wedding cake. The beautiful creation was white in colour and featured flowers matching those in Gabriella’s bouquet. It was reportedly made by the same baker that created Prince William and Catherine’s cake.
“The beautiful bride Lady Gabriella Windsor and her husband Mr Tom Kingston cutting their Fiona Cairns wedding cake at Frogmore House yesterday,” the post, shared by cake designer Fiona Cairns, read.
“We were so honoured to make this royal wedding cake and be part of the special day.”
Friends and family members also took to Instagram to share snippets from the big day with Gabriella’s friend Fernando Montaño uploading a selfie of the two together.
The gorgeous royal looked picture perfect in her wedding gown with the stunning diamond tiara and veil still firmly in place.
“It was great to see my dear friend so happy and beautiful on her special day,” Fernando wrote alongside the happy snap.
Wonderful day at Windsor for the wedding of my lovely adorable cousin Ella. St George’s Chapel, begun in 1475, is a masterpiece of gothic art. Perhaps it’s most striking feature is the vaulted stone roof of very wide span, held up only by the light and graceful walls and the external flying buttresses. The great colored glass West Window is one of the finest in England, the third largest in the country. Those seated in the Quire of the Chapel were able to see one of the Chapel’s greatest treasures, the carved oak stalls dating from between1478 and 1485. Much love to the newlyweds. #windsor #stgeorgeschapel #royalwedding #love #europeanroyalty #gothic #masterpiece #instalike #f4follow#photooftheday#luisabeccaria#glam
Among the royal guests was the Queen herself who looked lovely in a pink coat and matching coloured hat. Her Royal Highness was pictured sharing a special moment with the newlywed, with the two looking deep in conversation when they were photographed after the ceremony.
Gabriella was seen leaning down to the Queen, holding hands with the 93-year-old who looked lovingly into her eyes.
“Wonderful day at Windsor for the wedding of my lovely adorable cousin Ella,” Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia wrote in the post on Instagram.
Meanwhile other guests didn’t waste the opportunity for a selfie, posing inside the reception and outside in the grounds of the castle.
In one snap, three guests smiled for the camera with a gorgeous view behind, while in another two friends of Gabriella posed happily beside the beautiful bride.