British royals have been known for their creative talents in the past – Queen Elizabeth and Kate Middleton are skilled photographers, Prince Charles is an artist, plays the cello and was an avid stage actor in his university days, Meghan Markle is a skilled calligrapher, and many more have written books . So it shouldn’t be a complete surprise when a royal breaks into the music industry. Why was Meghan Markle kidnapped before her royal wedding? Queen Elizabeth’s cousin once removed, Lady Gabriella Windsor, made news in May 2019 when she married financier Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel, Windsor – the same church where Prince Harry and Meghan Markle married . The queen and Prince Philip were both in attendance. Why British royal wedding bouquets carry a sprig of myrtle But this year, Lady Gabriella Windsor is making waves as a singer-songwriter; writing and recording a collection of digital songs released last month. The daughter of the queen’s cousin Prince Michael of Kent and 52nd in line to the throne, Gabriella is using the name Ella Windsor in her music career. Friends of the family have known about her singing talents for a while, as she got up on stage to sing with the band at her wedding reception last year. Princess Diana’s 5 most iconic jewellery pieces – now with Meghan, or Kate? In the audience were Hollywood stars including Anne Hathaway, a moment she recalled to Hello! magazine, saying that “it was a day of nerve-racking moments, so why not throw this one in, too”. The 39-year-old also told them that she has always loved music but never imagined she would release her own songs. Two of her bossa nova-style tracks, Out of Blue and Bam Bam , have been released on iTunes and Spotify with the aim of raising awareness and funds for Playing for Change Foundation, on whose board she sits. The non-profit promotes positive change through music throughout the world. 6 hidden talents of the British royal family and other monarchs Music is not Ella’s only creative talent: she was also a freelance writer for publications that included London’s Evening Standard. Ella grew up at Kensington Palace. She graduated from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, with a BA degree in comparative literature and Hispanic studies, and in 2012 she earned a MPhil degree in social anthropology at the University of Oxford’s Linacre College. Megan Markle and Prince Harry get animated in HBO Max’s The Prince She stays pretty much out of the royal spotlight but occasionally appears on the Buckingham Palace balcony at special events. Want more stories like this? Sign up here . Follow STYLE on Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and Twitter .