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How Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson selected a decidedly trendy contact for his or her wedding ceremony service

The Duke of Westminster has married Olivia Henson within the society wedding ceremony of the 12 months.

Billionaire aristocrat Hugh Grosvenor, 33, tied the knot with Miss Henson, 31, at Chester Cathedral this afternoon. The couple introduced their engagement in April final 12 months after being collectively for 2 years.

A spokesperson for the Duke and Ms Henson mentioned they put ‘their very own private stamp on all of the preparations’ starting from the flowers to meals. 

Nevertheless, in a single main twist, the Duke of Westminster eschewed the normal English service fashionable with aristocratic {couples}. Because of this, the service at Chester Cathedral, attended by Prince William and Princess Eugenie, was in modern language reasonably than seventeenth century English. 

Most Church of England weddings use the phrases from The Marriage Service from Widespread Worship, which affords a better selection of readings and prayers. However some {couples} desire a ceremony utilizing language reminiscent of ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ as a substitute of ‘you’ and should use the E book of Widespread Prayer from 1662. 

The Duke, Hugh Grosvenor, 33, married Olivia Henson, 31, with visitors jetting in from around the globe

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson outside Chester Cathedral after the ceremony on Friday

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson outdoors Chester Cathedral after the ceremony on Friday

The Duke of Westminster pictured at Chester Cathedral for his society wedding of the year to Olivia Henson

The Duke of Westminster pictured at Chester Cathedral for his society wedding ceremony of the 12 months to Olivia Henson

Olivia Henson (second right) arrives at her wedding to Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster

Olivia Henson (second proper) arrives at her wedding ceremony to Hugh Grosvenor, seventh Duke of Westminster

Olivia Henson smiles as she walks into Chester Cathedral for her wedding to Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster

Olivia Henson smiles as she walks into Chester Cathedral for her wedding ceremony to Hugh Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster

The Dean of Chester, the Very Reverend Dr Tim Stratford advised MailOnline that the couple had been having a ‘modern’ service, reasonably than utilizing the 1662 E book of Widespread Prayer, which incorporates the road that matrimony shouldn’t be entered into: ‘evenly, or wantonly, to fulfill males’s carnal lusts and appetites, like brute beasts that haven’t any understanding.’

The Dean, who’s officiating the marriage, added: ‘In some ways that is like every other couple getting married, simply on a bigger scale, as a result of they’re considerably within the public eye and a few of their visitors are undoubtedly within the public eye.

‘The couple on the centre of this need to declare their timeless love for each other within the presence of witnesses, household and associates and we’re right here to offer the stage.’

As well as, there may be additionally an up to date model of the 1662 service, referred to as Different Providers: Sequence One, which was utilized by the Prince and Princess of Wales for his or her wedding ceremony. 

Universally referred to as ‘Hughie’ to aristocratic associates, the Duke of Westminster is estimated to be value £10.42billion, making him the richest man beneath 40 in Britain. 

In the meantime, his bride, who grew up in London and Oxfordshire, has labored within the sustainable meals and drinks trade. 

Ms Henson travelled to the cathedral together with her father in a classic Bentley, initially made for the automotive producer’s founder in 1930.

The service was sung by the Chester Cathedral Choir, accompanied by a gaggle of musicians from North West England.

The Bishop of Chester, the Proper Revd Mark Tanner, additionally preached and prayers had been led by the Revd Canon Rosie Woodall.

A Bentley Motors 1930 8-Litre waits to chauffeur The Duke of Westminster and Miss Henson from their wedding at Chester Cathedral

A Bentley Motors 1930 8-Litre waits to chauffeur The Duke of Westminster and Miss Henson from their wedding ceremony at Chester Cathedral

Princess Eugenie is among the many of the 400 high profile guests to have attended the event

Princess Eugenie is among the many lots of the 400 excessive profile visitors to have attended the occasion

Prince William, Prince of Wales ahead of the wedding of The Duke of Westminster and Miss  Henson

Prince William, Prince of Wales forward of the marriage of The Duke of Westminster and Miss  Henson

Seasonal flowers for the ceremony had been sourced from native growers and will likely be made into bouquets after the marriage, to be delivered to native charities, church buildings and organisations

The couple are mentioned to have chosen the marriage venue for its magnificence and due to the non-public connection to the duke, whose household dwelling Eaton Corridor is close by. Following the service, there will likely be a non-public reception at Eaton Corridor.

The spokesperson for the duke and Ms Henson added: ‘That is an extremely big day for the Duke and Miss Henson and they’re very a lot wanting ahead to the service.

‘It means loads to them to marry in Chester Cathedral, particularly given the Grosvenor household’s lengthy and shut private connection to each the Cathedral and the town of Chester.

‘The couple have additionally been moved by the messages of help they’ve obtained from across the area and are vastly grateful that individuals need to share of their happiness.’

The spokesperson added: ‘The Duke and Miss Henson have taken an excessive amount of care in planning the marriage, placing their very own private stamp on all of the preparations and have made a acutely aware effort to contain native and regional suppliers in a number of elements of the day.’

Workmen were also seen touching up red telephone boxes in Chester City Centre ahead of the wedding

Workmen had been additionally seen touching up purple phone containers in Chester Metropolis Centre forward of the marriage

The Duke will pay for free ice cream for locals from three local businesses. Pictured left to right: Craig Fermor from Diddy Donuts, Valentina Aviotti from Krum Gelato and Stephen Young from Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

The Duke pays totally free ice cream for locals from three native companies. Pictured left to proper: Craig Fermor from Diddy Donuts, Valentina Aviotti from Krum Gelato and Stephen Younger from Cheshire Farm Ice Cream

A large security cordon will be erected around the cathedral due to the presence of so many high profile guests. Pictured: Sniffer dogs in Chester on Thursday

A big safety cordon will likely be erected across the cathedral as a result of presence of so many excessive profile visitors. Pictured: Sniffer canines in Chester on Thursday

Flowers are delivered and brought into Chester Cathedral on Thursday

Flowers are delivered and introduced into Chester Cathedral on Thursday 

Eaton Corridor, a mock French chateau set in 10,872 acres of Cheshire (50 acres of which is elaborate formal gardens) is the place the couple intend to stay after they’re married, and is the proper place for a celebration.

Particulars concerning the reception plans are being stored very non-public, no less than for now, however the Duke has introduced that the couple will likely be treating the residents of Chester to free ice lotions, gelato and sorbet at three native impartial cafes to allow them to be part of within the celebration. 

Prince William acted as an usher for the ceremony, which began at noon on Friday with some 400 visitors believed to be in attendance.

The prince arrived on the cathedral at about 10.30am, leaving a Mercedes van together with fellow ushers and getting into via a aspect entrance unseen by lots of the crowds gathered on the road outdoors.

His brother the Duke of Sussex isn’t anticipated to be there after it was mutually agreed he wouldn’t attend.

The marriage comes amid a long-running rift between the princes.

The Princess of Wales, who has been out of the highlight as she undergoes therapy for most cancers, isn’t anticipated to attend. 

The 7th Duke, the richest man in Britain under forty, worth £10.42 billion, is godfather to Prince Williams's son Prince George and Prince Harry's son Archie. Harry is not attending the wedding

The seventh Duke, the richest man in Britain beneath forty, value £10.42 billion, is godfather to Prince Williams’s son Prince George and Prince Harry’s son Archie. Harry isn’t attending the marriage

A wedding reception will take place at the Duke of Westminster's private residence, Eaton Hall (pictured)

A marriage reception will happen on the Duke of Westminster’s non-public residence, Eaton Corridor (pictured)

The King, the groom’s godfather, and Queen will not be as a result of be on the ceremony both, having been at D-Day commemorations in France on Thursday.

The Duke of Westminster is godfather to William’s son, Prince George, and in addition, reportedly, to Harry’s son Prince Archie.

Ten-year-old George isn’t anticipated to attend the marriage because it falls on a faculty day.

The Duke of Westminster grew to become an on the spot billionaire when he inherited his title and management of the historic Grosvenor Property aged 25, following the dying of his father from a coronary heart assault in 2016.

His property firm, Grosvenor Group, owns about 300 acres of land in Mayfair and Belgravia, in addition to main metropolis centre developments reminiscent of Liverpool’s One purchasing centre.

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