loading...

Everyone is talking about the Duke of Westminster’s wedding today – Yahoo Canada Shine On

1 minute, 37 seconds Read

British royals and aristocrats alike are coming together today for the Duke of Westminster’s wedding.

Hugh Grosvenor, a British aristocrat and head of property empire Grosvenor Group, is marrying his long-term girlfriend, Olivia Henson, who has a career in the sustainable food sector, and will become known as the Duchess of Westminster. The couple were introduced by mutual friends in 2021.

The lavish ceremony, which is being referred to by many as the ‘most royal non-royal wedding of the year’, will take place on Friday, June 7, at the historic Chester Cathedral. The couple will say their vows in front of approximately 400 guests.

The bride and groom have said “it means a lot to them to marry in Chester Cathedral”, reports The Guardian, because of the Grosvenor family’s long and close personal connection to the cathedral and city. Several relatives have been married at the church previously and the family’s 11,000-acre estate, Eaton Hall, is nearby.

aerial view of eaton hall, cheshire

An aerial view of Eaton Hall in CheshireDavid Goddard – Getty Images

Grosvenor is not a royal (Duke of Westminster is a Peerage title given to someone not related to the British royal family), but he did grow up with the royals, and is particularly close with Prince William and Prince Harry. The 33-year-old is the godfather to William’s eldest son, Prince George, and Prince Harry’s son, Prince Archie.

frensham, united kingdom august 04 embargoed for publication in uk newspapers until 24 hours after create date and time hugh grosvenor, duke of westminster attends the wedding of charlie van straubenzee and daisy jenks at the church of st mary the virgin on august 4, 2018 in frensham, england prince harry attended the same prep school as charlie van straubenzee and have been good friends ever since photo by max mumbyindigogetty imagesfrensham, united kingdom august 04 embargoed for publication in uk newspapers until 24 hours after create date and time hugh grosvenor, duke of westminster attends the wedding of charlie van straubenzee and daisy jenks at the church of st mary the virgin on august 4, 2018 in frensham, england prince harry attended the same prep school as charlie van straubenzee and have been good friends ever since photo by max mumbyindigogetty images

Max Mumby/Indigo – Getty Images

William is serving as an usher at Grosvenor’s wedding, and George is expected to be a pageboy. It’s reported that Harry, however, will not be present for the nuptials. William and Harry’s cousin, Princess Eugenie, is thought to be attending.

King Charles III will also be skipping the big wedding, as he had an engagement in Normandy the day prior, where he led commemorations for the 80th anniversary of the D-Day landing. It’s also expected that the Princess of Wales will skip the event as she continues her cancer treatment.

You Might Also Like

This post was originally published on this site

Similar Posts