Duke of Westminster Hugh Grosvenor Marries Olivia Henson in Grand Ceremony

Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, weds Olivia Henson at Chester Cathedral in a grand ceremony.

Hugh Grosvenor Duke of Westminster and Olivia Grosvenor Duchess of Westminster. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, MARK CUTHBERT/UK PRESS VIA GETTY)
Hugh Grosvenor Duke of Westminster and Olivia Grosvenor Duchess of Westminster. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, MARK CUTHBERT/UK PRESS VIA GETTY)

On June 7, 2024, Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, married Olivia Henson in a splendid ceremony at Chester Cathedral, marking one of the most anticipated high-society weddings of the year.

The couple, who were introduced by mutual friends in 2021 and got engaged in April 2023, celebrated their union surrounded by family, friends, and notable figures.

Hugh Grosvenor, 33, inherited the title of Duke of Westminster in 2016, following the death of his father, Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke.

As one of the wealthiest individuals in the UK, Hugh manages a vast portfolio of real estate and business interests through the Grosvenor Estate.

Olivia Henson, 31, brings her own aristocratic lineage as the daughter of Rupert Henson and Caroline Hoare, a descendant of the banking family Hoare and the Marquess of Bristol.

She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Hispanic Studies and Italian and currently works as a senior account manager for Belazu, a luxury food ingredient importer.

The Duke and Duchess of Westminster at their wedding in Chester on June 7, 2024. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER/BENJAMIN WHEELER/PA WIRE)
The Duke and Duchess of Westminster at their wedding in Chester on June 7, 2024. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER/BENJAMIN WHEELER/PA WIRE)

The wedding took place at Chester Cathedral, a location chosen for its historical significance and beauty. The cathedral holds a special connection to the Grosvenor family, adding a personal touch to the grand event.

The couple had previously visited the cathedral, engaging with local community programs and expressing their anticipation for the big day.

The ceremony featured a mix of tradition and modernity. The bride walked down the aisle in a gown designed by Emma Victoria Payne, known for her elegant and timeless bridal designs.

The groom and his groomsmen, including Prince William, who served as an usher, wore traditional morning suits.

The wedding guest list included numerous high-profile individuals from British aristocracy and the royal family. Prince George, the Duke of Westminster’s godson, played the role of pageboy, adding a charming touch to the event.

Although King Charles and Prince Harry did not attend due to prior commitments, their well-wishes were conveyed through messages. Prince William’s attendance highlighted the close bond between the Grosvenors and the royal family.

The Duke and Duchess of Westminster at their wedding in Chester on June 7, 2024. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER/BENJAMIN WHEELER/PA WIRE)
The Duke and Duchess of Westminster at their wedding in Chester on June 7, 2024. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF WESTMINSTER/BENJAMIN WHEELER/PA WIRE)

Following the ceremony, a lavish reception was held at Eaton Hall, the Grosvenor family’s ancestral home in Cheshire.

The festivities included a banquet featuring gourmet dishes and a performance by a renowned musical act. Guests enjoyed the picturesque gardens and opulent interiors of the estate, making it an evening to remember.

As newlyweds, Hugh and Olivia plan to settle in Cheshire, continuing their involvement in various philanthropic endeavors. Hugh, who chairs both the Grosvenor and Westminster Foundation, remains committed to community development and charitable activities.

Olivia, who has a low public profile, is expected to take on her new role as Duchess of Westminster with grace and dedication.

The couple’s commitment to their local community was evident in the days leading up to their wedding.

They participated in a parent-toddler music program at Chester Cathedral, showing their support for early childhood development initiatives. This engagement reflects their shared values and desire to contribute positively to society.

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