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Natalia, Duchess of Westminster to receive title change after son’s wedding

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King Charles III’s godson Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster is due to marry his fiancée next month, in what will be the royal wedding of the year.

The nuptials will see the Duke, 33, marry Olivia Henson, 31, with Henson becoming the new Duchess of Westminster.

The marriage will also see a significant title change for the Duke’s mother Natalia, the current Duchess of Westminster, per Hello.

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The Duke of Westminster’s mother Natalia, Duchess of Westminster is due to receive a significant title change after her son’s marriage next month. (Getty)

Natalia, who has been Duchess of Westminster since 1979 after her marriage to the Duke’s father Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, will pass on her title to Henson.

After which, she will be addressed as Her Grace Natalia, Duchess of Westminster or Her Grace The Dowager Duchess of Westminster.

The title change comes eight years after the Duke inherited his title and the Grosvenor Estate from his father who passed in 2016.

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Hugh Grosvenor took on the title of Duke of Westminster from his father after his passing in 2016. (Getty)

He is now known to be one of the wealthiest men in the United Kingdom with an estimated wealth of £10.1 billion according to the Sunday Times Rich List 2024.

His marriage to Henson is due to take place on June 7 with a ceremony at Chester Cathedral followed by a reception at Eaton Hall.

The Duke, who is godfather to Prince George, is understood to be close with William and Catherine, the Prince and Princess of Wales. Prince William is believed to be attending the wedding and taking on the role of usher during the ceremony.

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However, Catherine is not expected to be in attendance as she continues to undergo cancer treatment.

The same goes for King Charles, who is also currently in treatment for cancer.

Meanwhile despite being godfather to their eldest son, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are not expected to attend the royal wedding. 

When invitations were sent for the wedding last year, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were reportedly left out because their presence would be “too awkward”, according to a source who spoke to The Times.

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LEEDS, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: Prince William, Duke of Cambridge (R) is greeted by General Timothy Granville-Chapman (2R), Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster (2L) and John Peace (L) during the official handover to the nation of the newly built Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) at the Stanford Hall Estate on June 21, 2018 in Leeds, England. The centre will provide world-class rehabilitation facilities for members of the Armed Forces who have suffered major trauma or injury during
Prince William is expected to attend the wedding in the role of usher meanwhile other royals including King Charles III and Catherine, Princess of Wales are expected to miss the ceremony. (Getty)

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