An Inside Look at The Duke of Westminster's Royal "Wedding of the Year"

Prince William—who was one of 400 guests—served as an usher.
The Duke of Westminster's royal wedding
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Sarah Hanlon
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Updated Jun 07, 2024

The biggest royal wedding of 2024 is here! On June 7, Hugh Grosvenor married Olivia Henson at Chester Cathedral in England—and many are dubbing the Duke of Westminster's wedding as the high society event of the year.

The nuptials were a classic display of royal pomp and circumstance, featuring a 400-person guest list, vintage cars, lush flowers, and, of course, incredible fashion. Royal family members like Prince William and Princess Eugenie were in attendance too, alongside plenty of Britain's posh high society members. From windy entrances to the post-ceremony kiss, see our favorite moments from the Duke of Westminster's wedding here.

Inside The Duke of Westminster's Wedding to Olivia Henson

The Duke and Duchess of Westminster at their wedding
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Hugh Grosvenor, The Duke of Westminster, married Olivia Henson on June 7, 2024. Once named "Britain's most eligible bachelor," Grosvenor inherited the Duke of Westminster title when his father passed away in 2016. Grosvenor, 33, and Henson, 31, began dating in 2021 and have only made a handful of public appearances together. The couple announced their engagement in April 2023.

Set at Chester Cathedral, a historic church in northern England, The Duke of Westminster's wedding was a lavish affair. Take a peek inside the highly anticipated nuptials below.

Prince William Served as an Usher

Prince William at the Duke of Westminster's wedding
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A close friend of the groom, Prince William served as an usher for the Duke of Westminster's wedding. The Prince of Wales was one of the first guests to arrive at the wedding, and he took a side entrance into the church to avoid making a spectacle in front of onlookers already lining the streets. Noticeably absent was his wife, Kate Middleton, as she has stepped back from public appearances while she continues to undergo chemotherapy treatment for cancer, which she announced earlier this year.

Princess Eugenie Stunned in Green

Princess Eugenie at the Duke of Westminster's wedding
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Princess Eugenie, Prince William's cousin and the granddaughter of the late Queen Elizabeth II, also attended the wedding. She donned a long-sleeve olive green dress with a pleated skirt, which she accessorized with an ivory fascinator.

Thousands of Fans Lined the Street

Fans lining the streets at the Duke of Westminster's wedding
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As is common with royal weddings, throngs of fans and well-wishers lined the streets of Cheshire, England, hoping to catch a glimpse of the esteemed guest list.

The Groom Wore Pink

The Duke of Westminster's wedding suit
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The Duke of Westminster arrived at his wedding wearing a black morning suit, complete with a vibrant pink tie.

The Bride Battled Wind

Olivia Henson's wedding dress
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Shortly after the groom arrived, he was followed by his wife-to-be. Henson wore a timeless wedding dress for her big day, designed by Emma Victoria Payne. The gown featured three-quarter-length sleeves and custom embroidery, which was reportedly inspired by her great-great-grandmother's wedding veil from the 1800s.

As is common for many royal brides, Henson topped off her ensemble with a dazzling crown. She donned the Faberge Myrtle Leaf Tiara, a botanical-inspired diadem with overlapping vine leaves and crystals. The accessory was designed specifically for the Grosvenor family in 1906.

Olivia Henson arriving at her wedding
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The bride's arrival wasn't without drama, though! As she stepped out of the vintage Bentley with her father, Rupert Henson, a gust of wind blew her cascading veil. Luckily, a friend standing nearby grabbed onto the fabric so a fashion faux-pas was narrowly avoided.

The Newlyweds Shared a Sweet Kiss

The Duke and Duchess of Westminster kissing after their wedding
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After the private ceremony, the newly-minted Duke and Duchess of Westminster delighted fans by sharing a kiss outside the church in their first public appearance as husband and wife.

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