Duke and Duchess of Westminster share new photos of lavish wedding

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The Duke and Duchess of Westminster have thanked the people of Chester for making their wedding day so memorable.

Billionaire duke Hugh Grosvenor married Olivia Henson in Chester Cathedral on Friday, in front of around 400 guests, including Prince William and Princess Eugenie.

With Grosvenor once dubbed Britain’s most eligible bachelor, it was one of the most prestigious social events of the year.

The duke became an instant billionaire when he inherited his title and control of the historic Grosvenor Estate aged 25 following the death of his father from a heart attack in 2016.

The duchess is a senior accounts manager at Belazu, an ethical food company based in London, and was introduced to the duke through mutual friends.

They currently live in London and plan to set up as a couple in Chester, which is the Grosvenor ancestral home.

Sharing new photos taken on their wedding day, the newlyweds said: “We are deeply grateful to everyone who supported us yesterday and want to extend a special thank you to those in Chester who helped make our day so memorable.

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“We have been incredibly touched by everyone’s amazing support and warm wishes.”


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The photos were taken by photographer Benjamin Wheeler at Eaton Estate following the service.

They include a colour picture of the bride with her back towards the camera to show off her ivory wedding dress’s 6ft train cascading over a large oval keyhole opening revealing part of her back.

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A black and white image showed the duchess getting out of a vintage Bentley that was originally made for WO Bentley, the founder of Bentley Motors, in 1930.

A second black and white shot captured the couple smiling and being showered with confetti as they walked past guests after tying the knot, while a fourth pictured the new couple hand-in-hand walking across a lawn.

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Pic: Benjamin Wheeler/PA

The duchess’s dress, which had a scalloped neckline and cuffs, was made from silk crepe satin, with an ivory silk organza veil, according to Tatler.

It incorporated lace edgings from her great-great-grandmother’s veil from around 1880.

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Pic: Benjamin Wheeler/PA

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Pic: Benjamin Wheeler/PA

She also wore a diamond Faberge Myrtle Leaf Tiara dating back to 1906.

Her bold blue heels provided “something blue”, while her bouquet – which was picked from the family estate – was made up of meadow grass, ox-eye daisies, iris, rose, clematis, mock orange, scabious, sweet pea, astrantia, martagon lily, and love in a mist.

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