The first substantial house was built in the 17th century. His 21st birthday party at Eaton Hall, which reportedly cost £5m, also made the newspapers. Prince George's godfather has pledged millions to coronavirus relief efforts. The Duke of Westminster has died suddenly aged 64, leaving nearly 300 acres of land in London’s most expensive areas to his 25-year-old son.. Along with his inheritance, the new duke is also likely to take on responsibility for the Westminster Foundation, the charitable body that manages the philanthropic activities of the Grosvenor family. Unlike so many other aristocrats, he knows how to hang on to his property assets. He was the son of Robert Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and Viola Lyttelton. His sister Lady Tamara is married to Edward Van Cutsem, whose family have long been close to Charles, William and Harry. Little is publicly known of the former student of countryside management at Newcastle University. "I want to say a huge thank you to all our amazing NHS staff and everyone providing critical frontline services," he said. His youngest sister, Lady Viola Grosvenor, is a supporter of the children’s charity Kidscape. New money from Asia replaces the old in Estates Gazette rich list, as the value of … M… Eaton Hall is the country house of the Duke of Westminster.It is 1 mile (2 km) south of the village of Eccleston, in Cheshire, England.The house is surrounded by its own formal gardens, parkland, farmland and woodland. At just 25, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who has become the 7th Duke of Westminster … Another Van Cutsem brother, William, is also a godparent to Prince George. The 6th Duke of Westminster receiving his army wings from the chief of the general staff, General Sir Michael Walker, after executing a perfect helicopter landing into Netheravon airfield, Wiltshire. The Duke of Westminster, who I’ve written about previously,owns a large grouse moor in Lancashire, extensive farmlands in Cheshire, and prime real estate in central London. Speaking about his son in 1993, he said: “He’s been born with the longest silver spoon anyone can have, but he can’t go through life sucking on it. - 5th ed. Fortune hunters were urged by tabloids to beat a path to his door. The Duke of Westminster was a Victorian title, but the land is called the Grosvenor Estate. historian and television presenter Dan Snow. But … Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster (born 29 January 1991), styled as Earl Grosvenor until August 2016, is a British aristocrat, billionaire, businessman, and owner of Grosvenor Group. Britain’s Dukes are some of the largest private landowners in the country. -, Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, British government response to the COVID-19 pandemic, "Rich List 2019: who is Hugh Grosvenor, the UK's youngest billionaire? [3], Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor is the third child and only son of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, and his wife Natalia (née Phillips). Source: Cherkashina, L. Natalia Goncharova: a happy marriage. He also fought a legal battle against Westminster city council in 1990 to protect a number of social housing flats built on the family’s land in Pimlico, London, which the council wanted to sell. He became Duke of Westminster at the age of 25, following the death of his father on August 9, 2016, aged 64. Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, is the son of the late Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster and his wife Natalia Ayesha Grosvenor, the dowager Duchess of Westminster. It doesn’t belong to me.”. Another sister, Lady Edwina, is married to the historian and television presenter Dan Snow. She is the great-great-granddaughter of the famous Ukrainian Hetman.[5]. One of Britain's richest men inherits billions and avoids paying inheritance taxes. He was awarded Full Colours in Football, and, as a member of the School's Combined Cadet Force, he obtained a BTEC First Diploma in Public Services with Distinction. 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Guests who wanted to give a gift were asked to contribute to the the young earl’s large wine collection. He was educated at Harrow, where he gained two O-levels, and Sandhurst, and later went to work on ranches in Australia and Canada. The 6th Duke of Westminster and the Queen leaving Chester Cathedral after the wedding of Lady Tamara Grosvenor and Edwin van Cutsem. ; Married to Zagryazhskaya) and the grandfather of Ivan Alexandrovich Zagryazhsky (1749–1807), from whom Natalya Ivanovna Zagryazhskaya was born (married to Goncharova). At 46, the duke is the fifth wealthiest man in Britain, worth an estimated pounds 1.7bn. He inherited the family assets when his father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, passed away in … Grosvenor and his sisters were educated at a local state primary school, followed by a small private day school, Mostyn House School, near the family home of Eaton Hall, Cheshire. He is the only brother to 3 sisters named Lady Tamara Katherine Grosvenor, Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor and Lady Viola Georgina Grosvenor. Through his mother, he is descended from the Romanov imperial family of Russia, the Russian writer Alexander Pushkin and his wife Natalia Nikolayevna Goncharova, as well as from the latter's great-grandfather—African freed slave turned Russian nobleman Abram Petrovich Hannibal. The foundation was set up in the 1970s and has awarded more than £40m in grants. It came into the family by marriage in 1677, when London was much smaller than it is today, and Mary Davies married Sir Thomas Grosvenor [1] . The 7th Duke of Westminster’s mother, Natalia, Duchess of Westminster, is one of Prince William’s godparents. Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64, his family says. [18][16], Sorted by (historical) entity at time of grant, Alexander Petrovich Doroshenko(son of Petro Doroshenko) was the father of Ekaterina Alexandrovna (1720–? The Duke of Westminster, one of the UK's richest men, is donating an extra £10m to the national effort against COVID-19, pledging money that will directly help NHS staff and their families. His sisters include Lady Edwina Grosvenor, a prison reformer and philanthropist. He then attended Ellesmere College, Shropshire, from 2000 to 2009. [9][10], Upon his father's death, in August 2016, as well as the peerages, he inherited a wealth then estimated at £9 billion, with considerable trust funds for his sisters. At Ellesmere, Grosvenor served as a School Prefect, Captain of Meynell House and Captain of the First XI Football Team in his final year. A spokeswoman for Lancashire constabulary said there were no suspicious circumstances and a file would be passed to the coroner. When he inherited his late father’s fortune of around £9.5bn last summer, he was variously described as Britain’s fifth richest man and the richest man in the world under 30. Meanwhile, the next duke, the fifth, also had notably savvy estate planning in place. Though the third of four siblings, the duke, previously known by the honorary title Earl Grosvenor, is the only son of the late Duke of Westminster and his wife, Natalia. The primogeniture law for the British monarchy was abolished in 2013 before the birth of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child, Prince George. The Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor, 29, is the richest person under the age of 30 in the world with an estimated worth of £10.1billion. The Duke of Westminster's £8.3 billion fortune is believed to have been handed down to his son, Hugh Grosvenor His family has long had close links to the royals. Hugh Grosvenor becomes third wealthiest landowner in Britain and 68th wealthiest person in the world, according to Forbes, Last modified on Tue 28 Nov 2017 11.38 EST. His family guarded his privacy as he was growing up as heir apparent to the vast fortune, which now makes him the third wealthiest landowner in the UK, and, according to Forbes, the 68th wealthiest person in the world. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster, was on his Abbeystead estate in the Trough of Bowland, Lancashire, when he became unwell. Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, dies aged 64. after the sudden death of his 64-year-old father on Tuesday, the youngest and wealthiest of Prince George’s godparents. The origins of the Grosvenor family fortune date back more than 300 years when an ancestor of the new duke, Sir Thomas Grosvenor, married wealthy heiress Mary Davies, who had inherited a medieval manor in Middlesex and 500 acres of undeveloped land west of London. Part of that land, which forms part of the Grosvenor’s London estate, was built on by the family in the early 18th century and became known as Mayfair, named after the annual Mayday fair. The taxman gave up his slice on the grounds that Colonel Gerald Hugh Grosvenor had died of wounds incurred on active service during World War II despite the fact that he had survived a further 22 years and the cause of death was cancer. He hosted about 800 guests, including Prince Harry, at the “black tie and neon” bash, where comedian Michael McIntyre and hip-hop duo Rizzle Kicks topped the bill. He told the Chester Chronicle at the time: “The party was simply amazing – a birthday and a party I will never forget. [16], Little is publicly known about Grosvenor's personal life. The 6th Duke of Westminster was credited for his charity work, which included making a £500,000 donation to farmers during the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak. Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, wears his wealth well. The Duke and his family are estimated to be worth £10.1 billion (US$13 billion), according to the Sunday Times Rich List in May 2019. Duke of Westminster’s plan to leave 141 people homeless Hugh Grosvenor owns more land than the Queen and has a vast, $16.9 billion fortune. What to know about the extremely eligible Duke of Westminster - and why he's richer than the Queen. The royal family resides at Eaton Hall, Cheshire, and at … He is godfather to a future king, and now owns a large chunk of the most exclusive parts of London. He wrote: “Here’s some news to have female hearts fluttering across the nation: Britain’s most eligible young bachelor is said to be back on the singles’ market. He is two years younger than his father was when he took on the fortune aged 27, and currently works as an account manager for Bio-bean, a green technology company that recycles waste coffee grounds into advanced biofuels and biochemicals. 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