Marriage & Family

In 1978, in Vienna, Prince Michael married Baroness Marie-Christine von Reibnitz, daughter of Baron von Reibnitz and the former Countess Marianne Szapary.

Prince and Princess Michael have two children: Lord Frederick Windsor and Lady Gabriella Windsor.

Eighth in line to the throne at the time of his birth, the Prince lost his right of succession following his marriage because the Princess is a Roman Catholic and the Bill of Rights (1689) and the Act of Settlement (1701) excluded those who married Roman Catholics from the Succession. However, this provision was repealed by the Succession to the Crown Act (2013) and the Prince’s place in the Succession was reinstated.

Lord Frederick Windsor, born in 1979, was an Oppidan Scholar at Eton and graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2002 with a 2:1 in Classics. He now works for JPMorgan in London and is married to actress Sophie Winkleman. They have two children: Maud and Isabella.

Lady Gabriella Windsor, known professionally as Ella Windsor, is a writer who contributes mainly to The London Magazine. She also works with Latin American partners in the arts and conservation sectors. In addition, she is a singer/songwriter. In 2020 she released her first jazz music to raise awareness of the Playing for Change Foundation ( She holds a BA in Comparative Literature (Brown) and an MPhil in Social Anthropology (Oxford). In 2019 she married financier Thomas Kingston.