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Old 08-09-2016, 06:29 PM
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Death of Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster: August 9, 2016

Prince George's godfather Hugh Grosvenor is now the 7th Duke of Westminster but by convention won't use the title until after the funeral of his father.

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#Breaking Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died today aged 64

https://twitter.com/PA/status/763124558345932800


Duke of Westminster dies at age 64 - ITV News
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:08 PM
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The Duke of Westminster dies aged 64

Duke of Westminster dies aged 64 - BBC News
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:14 PM
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Buckingham Palace says the Queen has sent a private message of condolence to the family of the late Duke of Westminster, who died today
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:18 PM
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RIP, and sympathy to those that loved him, they must be in deep shock at his very sudden demise..
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:23 PM
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Condolences to the family.
Sudden? So he was not ill?
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:31 PM
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I know the Cambridge's must be in shock too. I think it was the late Duke's private plane the Cambridge's used to take on vacation. They must've just talked to him.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:48 PM
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The 6th Duke of Westminster's demise is untimely. He was relatively young.
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:57 PM
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Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster dies aged 64 | Daily Mail Online

It's really shocking news
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Old 08-09-2016, 07:59 PM
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The Duke was Colonel-in-Chief of The Royal Westminster Regiment in British Columbia.

I did my reserve military training with the regiment. The Duke was a great benefactor of the Canadian Army. He will be missed.
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:06 PM
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Wow, really shocked by the news. Condolences to his wife and kids
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:28 PM
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Can we expect most of the BRF to be at the funeral?



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Old 08-09-2016, 09:34 PM
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The Queen normally doesn't attend funerals. I would think William, Kate, Charles maybe Camilla as a minimum.


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Old 08-09-2016, 09:39 PM
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Yes dman, it was his jet, not first time either. Will and Harry are close to his daughters growing up.

His family is so close with the royals. His widow is William's godmother while Diana was Edwina's. And of course George. The eldest is married to Edward Van Cutsem, a good friend to the Wales boys.

He served on the council of the duchy of Cornwall. And involved with the Canadian military.

Leaves behind his widow, 4 kids: Tamara (37), Edwina (35), Hugh (25) and Viola (24). 2 son in laws Edward Van Cutsem (Tamara) and Dan Snow (Edwin). And 4 grandkis, 3 grandsons: Jake VC (7) Louis VC (4) and Wolf Snow (2), and 1 granddaughter Zia Snow (5).

He also has 2 sisters. Leonora Anson, extra lady in waiting to Princess Ann. She is ex wife of Earl of Lichtfield (son of Princess Anne of Denmark, making him 1st cousins with QEII on her mother's side). Leonora's son is now Earl (ex died in 2005). Leonora never remarried so she is still Leonora, Countess Lichtfield.

His other sister Jane is the former Duchess of Roxburge, as ex wife of Guy Innes-Kerr. Her younger son Ted was housemates with Pippa and George Percy at university.
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Old 08-09-2016, 09:43 PM
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The son in law of the Duke is Dan Snow the TV historian not David.


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Old 08-09-2016, 10:02 PM
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Far too young, such a shock.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:17 PM
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Can we expect most of the BRF to be at the funeral?



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Some of the royals are likely to attend.

To think of his 25 year son is due to inherit the title and all. My Lord!
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:22 PM
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Charles and William would probably attend but as for the others - not really. The Queen doesn't attend funerals except of close family (not even first cousins necessarily qualify as 'close family' e.g. the late Earl of Harewood). Philip is much the same. The other royals don't seem to have as close a relationship as Charles and William who both named members of the late Duke's family as godparents to their heirs.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:29 PM
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Charles, Camilla, his sons and Kate certainly Possibly Anne and Tim, she is close to Gerald's sister and likely him. Maybe Andrew??


As for his title and such go to Hugh, I'd think his widow and 3 daughters would be financially covered as well by his private fortune.
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Old 08-09-2016, 10:38 PM
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Death and Funeral of 6th Duke of Westminster

Anne and Tim are in Brazil for the Olympics. The future engagements has her there through the 12th. Harry is in Africa probably not going to come back since Charles and William can attend.


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Old 08-09-2016, 10:49 PM
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True about Harry. As for Anne, I doubt the funeral will happen before the weekend. Not that she will rush back, but 12th is Friday, so if back on time, perhaps we will see her.
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