Prince William Attends Society Wedding of the Year as Prince Harry Opts to Stay in California

Prince William Attends Society Wedding of the Year as Prince Harry Opts to Stay in California

Amidst the grandeur of what’s being heralded as the society wedding of the year, Prince William has made his presence known, attending the nuptials of Olivia Henson and the Duke of Westminster at Chester Cathedral.

While the Duke, Hugh Grosvenor, and his bride exchanged vows amidst a congregation teeming with Britain’s aristocracy and landed gentry, Prince Harry remained in California to avoid any potential tension that could arise among the royals.

Prince William’s Role

The 7th Duke, affectionately known as ‘Hughie’ among his aristocratic circle, holds significant familial ties with Prince William, having been appointed as the godfather to both Prince George and Prince Harry’s son Archie.

William, in turn, has been granted a major role at the wedding, serving as an usher alongside other esteemed guests.

Wedding Details

The wedding, long-awaited within society circles, saw the bride, Olivia, radiantly adorned in a bespoke wedding dress and blue shoes as she made her entrance into the 11th Century Cathedral just before midday.

Her attire featured intricate embroidery designs, meticulously hand-drawn by Emma Victoria Payne, incorporating floral motifs and edgings reminiscent of her great great grandmother’s veil from the late 19th century.

Adding to the regal ambiance, Olivia adorned the Faberge Myrtle Leaf Tiara, a cherished heirloom within the Grosvenor family since its creation in 1906.

Guests and Royal Attendees

Among the esteemed guests was Princess Eugenie, adding a touch of royalty to the already illustrious affair.

However, the absence of the Princess of Wales, who has been undergoing preventative chemotherapy and remains out of the public eye, was noted.

Arrival of Guests

Prior to the commencement of the ceremony, coachloads and minibuses carrying excited guests began arriving, greeted by cheers and waves from onlookers lining the streets.

Prince William, dressed in a morning suit like many of the other attendees, graciously welcomed guests as they made their way into the Cathedral, extending the warm hospitality befitting of a royal usher.

Conclusion and Live Updates

As the ceremony unfolds, with Prince William and other distinguished guests ensuring the smooth seating of attendees, the atmosphere is imbued with anticipation and excitement.

For live updates and further details about the ongoing proceedings, readers are encouraged to follow MailOnline’s live blog for comprehensive coverage of the event.

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