Buckingham Palace have confirmed Lady Davina Windsor, 41, and Gary Lewis, 48, have divorced after 14 years of marriage.
To Hello! magazine, a Buckingham Palace spokesperson remarked, “Lady Davina and Gary Lewis were divorced last year.”
No official reason has been given for the separation, but there have been reports that their “cultural differences” played a part.
A friend told Richard Eden of the Mail, “It’s very sad, but their differences were just too great in the end.”
Lady Davina Windsor, who is half-Danish through her mother, is a cousin to Her Majesty The Queen as her parents are the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Her father, Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester, is the youngest grandchild of King George V and Queen Mary. His parents were Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester.
Lady Davina married New Zealander Gary Lewis, known as Gazza, on 31 July 2004 at Kensington Palace in a private chapel in a very low-key ceremony. Aside from the bride’s parents and siblings, no other members of the British Royal Family attended the nuptials. The union marked the first time that a person of Maori descent married into the British Royal Family.
The couple have two children together, eight-year-old Senna Kowhai and six-year-old Tane Mahuta. They spent part of their marriage in Auckland and led a private life with the exception of attendance at Trooping the Colour and royal weddings.
It is believed, but not confirmed, that Lady Davina still lives in London with her two children since the divorce.
Lady Davina is currently 30th in line to the British throne. Of course, once the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s first child is born in the coming weeks, she will be bumped down to 31st place.