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Cause of death for Thomas Kingston, Lady Gabriella's husband, is released

The cause of death for Thomas Kingston, a financier and Lady Gabriella Kingston's husband, has been announced.

The British royal family member's provisional cause of death was determined to be due to "a traumatic head wound," an English coroner's officer revealed in an emailed statement to USA TODAY Monday.

The 45-year-old financier was found Feb. 25 in a locked building at his parents' Cotswolds residence in Gloucestershire, with a gun present at the scene, Gloucestershire coroner's officer Philip Squibbs said.

Gloucestershire is 100 miles west of London.

Lady Gabriella's husband, Thomas Kingston, pictured here at his wedding in 2019, died from a traumatic head wound, according to a provisional cause of death shared in a judicial inquiry, the BBC reports.
Lady Gabriella's husband, Thomas Kingston, pictured here at his wedding in 2019, died from a traumatic head wound, according to a provisional cause of death shared in a judicial inquiry, the BBC reports.

Kingston ate lunch with his parents, but after his father went out to walk his dogs, Kingston was no longer in the house. After 30 minutes, his mother went to look for him, Squibbs said.

"His father forced entry on a locked outbuilding when no reply could be gained," Squibbs continued. "He found Mr. Kingston deceased with a catastrophic head injury."

The coroner's officer added: "A gun was present at the scene. The emergency services were called and the police are satisfied that the death is not suspicious."

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Kingston was married to Lady Gabriella, the daughter of Queen Elizabeth II's cousin Prince Michael of Kent.

Buckingham Palace first shared the news in a statement Tuesday on behalf of Lady Gabriella and his family.

"Tom was an exceptional man who lit up the lives of all who knew him," the statement reads, per People. "His death has come as a great shock to the whole family and we ask you to respect our privacy as we mourn his passing."

King Charles and Queen Camilla later shared their own statement on Kingston's death.

"The King and The Queen have been informed of Thomas’s death and join Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and all those who knew him in grieving a much-loved member of the family," a statement from a Buckingham Palace spokesperson reads, according to People. "In particular, Their Majesties send their most heartfelt thoughts and prayers to Gabriella and to all the Kingston family."

Kingston's passing was initially shared without details, with the palace stating no suspicious circumstances were suspected.

Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor were married at Windsor Castle's St. George's Chapel on May 18, 2019, with guests including the queen and her husband, Prince Phillip, Prince Harry and Pippa Middleton.

Contributing: KiMi Robinson, USA TODAY

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Thomas Kingston's cause of death at 45 has been determined