Kate Middleton and Prince William paid their respects to Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, on Monday, Nov. 28. The Royal couple was in France for a vacation when the Duke of Westminster unexpectedly passed away. The 64-year-old Duke suffered a heart attack and died at Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire, England.
Both Kate Middleton and his husband were among the thousands of guests at Chester Cathedral. Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Princess Eugenie, and some members of the Royal family also attended the memorial service to honor the late Duke.
The People of Chester were on the streets to remember the Duke of Westminster on the day of his memorial service. They also mourned and paid their respects to the man who has done so much for Chester and the surroundings of the town.
Prince William Gives Reading, Offers “Garter Prayer”
During the memorial service, the Duke of Cambridge was one of the guests who gave a reading at Chester Cathedral. The late Duke of Westminster had been honored as one of the Knights of the Order of the Garter, so Prince William read the Garter Prayer.
The Royal family had very close ties with the Duke of Westminster and his family. He was close to Prince William’s parents, the late Princess Diana and Prince Charles. Lady Natalia Grosvenor, the Duke’s widow, is Prince William’s godmother while Hugh, son of the Duke, is the godfather of Prince George. In addition to this, the late Duke has been very generous to the royal couple. Prince William and his wife often borrow the family’s Cessna Citation X private jet for their personal travel.
Moreover, Hugh, who became the seventh Duke of Westminster, also inherited his late father’s wealth. He is now responsible for the billions of fortune and thousands of acres of land in the UK as well as in other countries.
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