The royal family is full of surprises. Prince Charles makes honey, Queen Elizabeth’s people make gin at Buckingham Palace – and now a member of the world’s most famous blue-blooded clan is making beautiful music.
Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of the queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent, has released two songs on iTunes as well as popular streaming platform Spotify.
Using her nickname Ella Windsor, the 39-year-old shared two songs she wrote and recorded called Out of Blue and Bam Bam.
She wasn’t just showing off her vocal talents though: Ella used the opportunity to raise funds and awareness for the Playing for Change Foundation, a non-profit organisation that strives to make a difference through music.
“I’ve always loved music, but never imagined I would become involved with it like this – releasing my own songs,” she told Hello! “It’s a little daunting but exciting too.”
Ella, who is also a freelance writer, performed Out of Blue for the first time at her wedding to British financier Thomas Kingston last year.
“Throughout the evening a few of us hopped up on stage to sing with the band. It was late and I’m not sure I sounded my best, but one of the singers added some backing, so I hope that made it better. It was a day of so many nerve-racking moments I thought, ‘I might as well throw this in, too!’”
Her husband is her number one fan, she adds. “He’s been wonderfully encouraging and gracious from the start. What’s more, he doesn’t complain about me screeching when I’m experimenting with ideas in my study.”
Sounds like a keeper.
Sources: people.com, Instagram