Harry and Meghan excluded from the wedding of their son Archie's godfather

Hugh Grosvenor, the richest 35-year-old in the United Kingdom, has excluded the Dukes from his wedding

by Lorenzo Ciotti
Harry and Meghan excluded from the wedding of their son Archie's godfather
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Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, is about to get married to his fiancée Olivia Henson, and their wedding is about to unleash a new media storm. Grosvenor, the richest 35-year-old in the United Kingdom, would have excluded Dukes Harry and Megham Markle from the wedding.

According to reports in the British media, Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were excluded from the guest list to avoid a family clash in the House of Windsor with his brother Williams, the Prince of Wales, and his wife, Kate Middleton, the Princess of Wales , guests expected at the ceremony together with King Charles III, his wife Camilla, and the queen consort.

Who is Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster

Grosvenor inherited the title of Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016, upon the death of his father, Gerald Grosvenor. With an estimated wealth of £10.1 billion he was the richest person in the world under the age of 30.

After university, Grosvenor worked in real estate. At Wheatsheaf Investment from 2013 to 2014 and at the Grosvenor Group from 2014 to 2015. In January 2016 he became accounts manager at Bio-bean, a green energy company. Upon his father's death on 9 August 2016, he inherited the title Duke of Westminster and a wealth currently estimated at £9 billion, with considerable trust funds for his sisters.

This wealth is held in a trust, of which the Duke is the beneficial owner but not the legal owner. This agreement has received considerable attention in the press due to the exemption from inheritance tax that this allows. Unusually for children of peers, Hugh and his sisters attended a local state primary school and then a small private school, Mostyn House School, near the family home in Eaton Hall, Cheshire.

From 2000 to 2009 he studied at Ellesmere College, a public school in Shropshire. There he was prefect, captain of Meynell House and captain of the first eleven football team in his final year. He was awarded Full Colors in Football and, as a member of the school's Combined Cadet Force, gained a first diploma in public services with distinction.

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