Prince William Harry’s pal opts for low-key life after high-profile wedding

Prince William Harry’s pal opts for low-key life after high-profile wedding

Prince William and Harry’s close friend, Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, is set to embrace a quieter life following his highly anticipated wedding to Olivia Henson. The couple will tie the knot at Chester Cathedral in Cheshire next week, marking a significant event in the social calendar.

Hugh, who has been friends with Prince William and Prince Harry for years, plans to settle down in Chester post-wedding. A source close to the couple revealed that the Duke is passionate about “nature, sustainability, and farming.” This inclination towards the countryside has been evident since his school days. He studied countryside management at university and is now one of the largest landowners in the UK.

Jill Attenborough, CEO of the Country Trust, which the Duke presides over, described him as a “very authentic person” who is “genuinely inspired by the land.” She added that he enjoys sharing this passion with children, providing them with opportunities to connect with nature.

The wedding will take place on the family’s expansive 11,000-acre Eaton Estate, temporarily hosting 400 guests, including Prince William. The Prince of Wales will serve as an usher at the wedding. However, he might appear somewhat solitary due to Kate Middleton’s ongoing health issues. King Charles and Queen Camilla will also miss the event as they will be in France celebrating the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

In other royal news, Prince George is seen as a potential key figure in reuniting Prince Harry and Prince William. Royal correspondent Jack Royston, writing for Newsweek, suggested that George could help mend the rift within the royal family once he becomes King. Royston speculated that George might welcome his cousins, Archie and Lilibet, as working royals in the future.

Royston noted that George could find himself in a situation similar to King Charles III, with a limited number of high-profile working family members to cover royal engagements. He also discussed potential career paths for Archie and Lilibet, suggesting they might follow in their parents’ footsteps and spend significant time in the US. Royston envisioned them bringing “Hollywood glamour and sparkle” to the royal family.

Meanwhile, Lady Rose Hanbury has addressed rumors about her alleged affair with Prince William. These rumors resurfaced after Stephen Colbert mentioned them on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Colbert speculated that Kate Middleton’s recent absence might be related to these rumors, which first emerged in 2019.

Rose Hanbury, through her lawyers, has denied the affair, stating that “the rumors are completely false.” Kensington Palace has declined to comment on the matter. British TV presenter Piers Morgan added fuel to the fire by suggesting that “William is trying to cover something up,” though he admitted he couldn’t confirm the rumors.

Social media users have been buzzing with speculation about the state of Prince William and Princess Kate’s relationship. Some believe that things are not well between the couple, especially in light of Kate’s recent absence from public life.

As Hugh Grosvenor prepares for his wedding and a quieter life in Chester, the royal family continues to navigate its share of challenges and speculations. The Duke of Westminster’s decision to focus on nature and sustainability reflects a desire for a more grounded and meaningful existence, away from the constant scrutiny that often accompanies royal life.

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