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Prince William discreetly arrives at Hugh Grosvenor’s wedding without Kate and George

The Prince of Wales made a lonely entrance to Chester Cathedral as Prince Harry missed his friend’s big day.

The Prince of Wales arrived at Chester Cathedral to witness his close friend the Duke of Westminster marry Olivia Henson in the society wedding of the year.

According to Sky News, Prince William slipped in through a side door to ensure attention remained on the couple. Although there was speculation that Prince George, the Duke’s godson, would be a page boy, he was absent. Princess Eugenie was also in attendance, but Prince Harry was not in attendance from California.

The ceremony will take place on Friday, June 7 at 12 noon, with the bride arriving in a vintage Bentley driven by her father, Rupert Henson. After the ceremony, the newlyweds will host a private reception at the Eaton Estate, the historic home of the Grosvenor family since the 15th century, Sky News reports.

The couple’s spokesperson emphasized their attention to detail and commitment to sourcing local suppliers. Hugh Grosvenor, who became the 7th Duke of Westminster after his father’s untimely death, was educated at Mostyn House School and Ellesmere College and later gained a degree in rural management from Newcastle University.

The Duke’s journey from estate management companies to inheriting the title reflects his dedication and leadership within the prestigious Grosvenor family.