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The Duke of Edinburgh in good form as he attends the wedding of Lady Gabriella Windsor

It’s his third high profile appearance in less than two weeks and the Duke of Edinburgh seemed on top form as he arrived at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor for the royal wedding of the year. Prince Philip, who celebrates his 98th birthday next month, smiled broadly as he stepped into the church with the Queen for the marriage of Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston.

The Duke, wearing morning suit, walked comfortably into the chapel as he and Her Majesty took their places as guests of honour at the celebration which was also attended by many members of the Royal Family including the Duke of Sussex, the Duke and Duchess of Kent and the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester. Prince Philip appeared happy and relaxed at the end of the service as he was spotted sharing a joke with Prince Harry and Lady Helen Taylor.

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In the past few weeks, the Duke of Edinburgh has been seen at the Windsor Horse Show and was also photographed meeting his newest great grandchild, Archie Mountbatten-Windsor, just days after his arrival after the Duke and Duchess of Sussex took their little boy to Windsor Castle to meet Prince Philip and the Queen.

Lady Gabriella Windsor married Thomas Kingston in a noon ceremony at St. George’s Chapel. She walked into the church on the arm of her father, Prince Michael of Kent. Her mother, Princess Michael, was accompanied into the service by Gabriella’s brother, Lord Frederick Windsor.

The bride was attended by a party that included her nieces, Frederick’s daughters, Maud and Isabella. They were among six bridesmaids who were joined by three pageboys and three special attendants to look after the bride. Lady Gabriella, who is 52nd in line to the throne, wore a design by Luisa Beccaria and carried a cream and coral bouquet including a rose named ‘Ella’ in her honour.

Following the wedding, the couple left for a reception at Frogmore House, Windsor.

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Lydia Starbuck is Jubilee and Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton who is a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. Her latest book, A History of British Royal Jubilees, is out now. Her new book, The Mysterious Death of Katherine Parr, will be published in March 2024. June is an award winning reporter, producer and editor. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.