mercoledì 10 agosto 2016

His Grace Hugh Grosvernor, VII Duke of Westminster

Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (born 29 January 1991) is a British aristocrat. He is the third child and only son of the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and his wife Natalia Phillips, and assumed the title of Duke of Westminster on 9 August 2016 on the death of his father.


Unusually for the children of hereditary peers, the Duke of Westminster and his sisters were educated at a local state primary school, followed by a small private day school near the family home of Eaton Hall near the city of Chester before attending Ellesmere College, Shropshire, a public school and part of theWoodard Corporation.[1][2] He then studied countryside management at Newcastle University[3][4] and the University of Oxford.


After university Hugh worked in estate management at Wheatsheaf Investment and the Grosvenor Group before becoming accounts manager at bio-bean, a green energy company.[4]

Personal life

Little is known about the Duke of Westminster's personal life due to his family's efforts to maintain his privacy.[5] However, in October 2013 he earned considerable media attention when he was named a godfather to Prince George of Cambridge.[6]

Styles of address

  • 29 January 1991 – 9 August 2016: Earl Grosvenor
  • 9 August 2016 – present : His Grace The Duke of Westminster

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  1. ^ Levin, Angela (1 October 2013). "Lady Edwina Grosvenor: 'I see my wealth as a gift that I should put to good use'"The Daily Telegraph.
  2. Jump up^ Bradberry, Grace (23 January 2004). "Who'll inherit London?"London Evening Standard. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  3. Jump up^ "The Ellesmerian 2009" (PDF)The Ellesmerian. 2009. Retrieved 9 August 2016.
  4. Jump up to:a b "Team – bio-bean". Retrieved 2016-08-10.
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Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Gerald Grosvenor
Duke of Westminster
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Duke of Abercorn
His Grace The Duke of Westminster
Succeeded by
The Duke of Fife