Congratulations to the happy couple! Newlyweds the Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson share a kiss as they … – Tatler

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Olivia and the Duke of Westminster said ‘I do’ under the vaulted ceilings of Chester Cathedral, the Norman-era architectural wonder that’s even older than the Grosvenor name. The Dean of Chester, the Very Reverend Dr Tim Stratford, told the MailOnline that the Duke and Olivia Henson had chosen a ‘contemporary’ service, and decided not to use the 1662 Book of Common Prayer.

The couple have employed a strict ‘no gifts’ policy ahead of their wedding today and politely requested that guests refrain from posting to social media during the ceremony. The Dean said: ‘In many ways this is like any other couple getting married, just on a larger scale, because they are somewhat in the public eye and some of their guests are definitely in the public eye. The couple at the centre of this want to declare their undying love for one another in the presence of witnesses, family and friends and we are here to provide the stage.’

Bride Olivia Henson arrives to attend her wedding to the Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral

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Among those who are attending the starry nuptials today? The Prince of Wales, who is a close friend of Hugh and acted as an usher in the ceremony. The King, Queen and Princess of Wales were also all invited to the event, yet are not in attendance.

Crowds gathered in the streets to catch a glimpse of the bride, with onlookers cheering as she arrived at the church for the ceremony at noon. Olivia wore a wedding dress and veil designed by Emma Victoria Payne, who incorporated floral motifs and edgings from Olivia’s own great-great-grandmother’s veil from around 1880. In a touching nod to Hugh’s family traditions, she also wore the Fabergé Myrtle Leaf Tiara for the occasion. The jewelled headpiece has been worn by generations of Grosvenor brides, with Olivia only the latest to have worn the glittering diadem.

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