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Just Stop Oil try to interrupt Duke of Westminster’s society wedding of the year: Two female protesters fire o – Daily Mail

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Two silver-haired Just Stop Oil protesters were led away by police today after trying to disrupt the Duke of Westminster’s society wedding of the year to Olivia Hanson. 

Two women, 73 and 69, let off a fire extinguisher containing orange powder paint in the direction of the wedding party, which included the Prince of Wales, as they left Chester Cathedral. 

The protesters were quickly removed from the crowd by police as onlookers booed. They were named by JSO as Polly, 73, a care worker from Norfolk, and Sheila, 69, a former NHS nurse from Bristol. 

Hugh Grosvenor, 33, universally known as ‘Hughie’ to aristocratic friends, is estimated to be worth £10.42billion, making him the richest man under 40 in Britain.

The landowner, who married Olivia Henson, is the godfather to William’s son Prince George and Prince Harry‘s son Archie. But while William played a major role at the service among 400 or so expected guests, Harry remained in California.

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A second silver-haired protester was also arrested following the killjoy stunt

The moment clouds of powder paint were released from two fire extinguishers

Olivia, 31, looked stunning in her wedding dress and blue shoes as she left the 11th Century Cathedral alongside her new husband as they made their way to a waiting Bentley. 

But at around 12.30pm, two Just Stop Oil fanatics used fire extinguishers to spray powder paint in their direction.

Barbara Williams, 81, from Cheshire, who was standing next to the protesters in the crowd, said: ‘I feel a bit shaken after it. 

‘We were standing next to them all day.’

Her friend Andrea Machin, 56, added: ‘They were already here when we arrived at 7am, they had shopping trolleys with them.

Two women let off a fire extinguisher containing the orange powder paint in the direction of the wedding party, which included the Prince of Wales

The protesters were removed from the crowd by police as onlookers booed

There was a large police presence at the event due to so many high profile guests being in attendance

‘Everyone was watching the bride and groom and then we just saw orange and they had what looked like a fire extinguisher with them.

‘The police realised quite quickly what was happening and pulled them out. One of them said it was for her grandchildren. It happened just as William was coming out of the door.’

Rhona Dalziel, 57, said: ‘One of them had been reading a Richard Osman book. It’s bizarre.’

The Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson kiss after getting married at Chester Cathedral

The Duke of Westminster and his bridge Olivia leaving Chester Cathedral after their wedding today

Prince William, who was an usher at the ceremony, and William van Cutsem after the wedding of Olivia and his old friend Hugh

It is not the first time activists supporting Just Stop Oil have targeted a wedding, with another elderly woman targeting George Osborne’s nuptials last year. 

In July, the woman ambushed the ex-chancellor, 53, and his long-term partner Ms Rogers, 40, outside the 14th century St Mary’s Church in the Somerset village of Bruton.

The campaign group boasted about an activist throwing orange confetti over Mr Osborne and his new wife Thea Rogers as they left a Somerset church.

Labour’s shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves said she had ‘no time for Just Stop Oil’ and labelled their actions ‘pathetic’ and ‘counter-productive’.

Just Stop Oil retweeted a video of the incident, posting: ‘You look good in orange George Osborne — congratulations to the newlyweds.’

It is not the first time JSO killjoys have targeted a wedding, with the group branded 'pathetic and tedious' when they interrupted George Osborne's nuptials last year

In July, one of its activists ambushed the ex-chancellor, 53, and his long-term partner Ms Rogers, 40, outside the 14th century St Mary's Church in the Somerset village of Bruton

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