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Support for Lady Gabriella as she attends Royal Ascot in first major appearance since the death of her husband

Lady Gabriella Kingston has a prominent position in the carriage procession at the first day of this year’s Royal Ascot.

In a huge display of support, The King asked Lady Gabriella if she would sit in the second carriage of the procession, only one behind the carriage used by Their Majesties.

Lady Gabriella was as joined in her carriage by the Princess Royal, Peter Phillips and John Warren.

This was the first major public appearance Lady Gabriella has made since the death of her husband, Thomas Kingston, earlier this year.

The 45-year-old died from a gunshot wound to the head at his parents home in the Cotswolds in February.

Mr Kingston’s family paid tribute to him at the time, saying: “Tom was an exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him.”

Lady Gabriella, who is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, has been supported by The Royal Family and Buckingham Palace over the past few months.

Over the weekend, she appeared with the family for Trooping The Colour, although was not part of the balcony appearance which was reserved for working royals only.