Lady Gabriella Windsor

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Lady Gabriella Windsor
Born Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor
(1981-04-23) 23 April 1981 (age 36)
St Mary's Hospital, London, England
Parent(s) Prince Michael of Kent
Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz

Lady Gabriella "Ella" Windsor (Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia; born 23 April 1981) is an English freelance feature writer, and the only daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.

Gabriella Windsor was born at St Mary's Hospital, the teaching hospital of Imperial College London, and has an older brother, Frederick, born on 6 April 1979 in the same hospital. She was educated at Downe House School in Cold Ash, Berkshire.[1] In May 2004, Gabriella graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a BA degree in Comparative Literature. In 2012, she obtained an MPhil degree in Social Anthropology from Linacre College, Oxford.

Prince Michael's marriage to a Roman Catholic debarred him from succession to the British throne under the provisions of the Act of Settlement 1701. This was reversed by the Succession to the Crown Act 2013, which removed the disqualification of those who marry Roman Catholics. Gabriella (like her brother Frederick) was brought up in the Church of England and consequently has been in the line of succession since birth.

Her paternal great-grandparents were King George V and Queen Mary. She is 49th in the line of succession to the British throne.



  1. ^ Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page cxli.

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Lines of succession
Preceded by
Isabella Windsor
Line of succession to the British throne
granddaughter of George, son of George V
Succeeded by
Princess Alexandra