Lady Gabriella Windsor

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Lady Gabriella Windsor
Full name
Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia
House House of Windsor
Father Prince Michael of Kent
Mother Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz
Born (1981-04-23) 23 April 1981 (age 34)
Religion Church of England

The Lady Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia Windsor (born 23 April 1981), known both professionally and personally as Ella Windsor, is an English freelance feature writer, and the only daughter of Prince Michael of Kent and his wife, née Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz.

Her paternal great-grandparents were King George V and Queen Mary. She is a member of the British Royal Family, where members of the Royal Family belong to (are born into), or are married into, the House of Windsor. Her maternal grandparents are Baron Günther Hubertus von Reibnitz and Countess Maria Anna Szapáry of Muraszombath and Szapár.

Lady Gabriella was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Paddington, London, England and has an older brother, Lord Frederick Windsor, born on 6 April 1979 in the same hospital. Her father is a cousin of Queen Elizabeth II and so Lady Gabriella is a first cousin once removed of the Queen. She is also related to Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, since he and her paternal grandmother, Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, were first cousins. That is, Lady Gabriella and Prince Philip are first cousins, twice removed. She is in the line of succession to the British throne.

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 after the Succession to the Crown Bill of 2013 came into law. The Bill removed the disqualification of those who marry Roman Catholics. Lady Gabriella (like her brother, Lord Frederick) was brought up in the Church of England and consequently retains her place in the line of succession.

Lady Gabriella was educated at Downe House School in Cold Ash, Berkshire.[1] In May 2004, Lady 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.



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