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The Duke of Westminster announces a major business move ahead of his summer wedding – Tatler

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Known to friends as ‘Hughie’, billionaire Grosvenor had a key role in the Coronation. Born in January 1991, he was the third child and only son born to the 6th Duke of Westminster and his wife Natalia. Hugh’s three sisters are all married: Lady Tamara, 43, to Edward van Cutsem (a close friend of the Royal Family); Lady Edwina, 41, to television historian Dan Snow; Lady Viola, 30, to Dragoon Guards officer Angus Roberts. Through their mother, Hugh and his sisters descend from Emperor Nicholas I of Russia and the House of Romanov.

Hugh, known as Earl Grosvenor until his father’s death in 2016, attended a local state school before enrolling at Ellesmere College, a co-ed independent boarding school that counts Michael Chapman, the former Archdeacon of Northampton, among its alumni. He went on to study countryside management at Newcastle University. Unlike other young men with his wealth and privilege, Hugh prefers to keep a low profile and stay out of the public eye. He is now chair of trustees of the Grosvenor Group as well as chair of the Westminster Foundation.

Olivia Henson, who will become the Duchess of Westminster upon her marriage, was educated at Marlborough College, where Princess Eugenie was a contemporary. The Princess of Wales also attended the Wiltshire boarding school. Henson later studied Hispanic studies and Italian at Trinity College, Dublin, according to the Daily Telegraph. She now works at Belazu, a London-based business specialising in food products. The couple are understood to have met through friends.

Questions were raised last week about whether Prince Harry and Prince William could be reunited at the wedding.

According to Ephraim Hardcastle‘s latest column, a ‘society guessing game’ is now taking place over whether Prince Harry will show up at the event.

A source previously Page Six that the Duke of Sussex turned down a ‘save the date’ to the Duke of Westminster’s wedding to avoid an ‘awkward’ encounter with the other members of the royal family. Prince Harry was said to have called the Duke himself to apologise for any inconvenience at him having to refuse. The Duchess of Sussex was also invited to the wedding but, like her husband, will also not attend.

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