Duke of Westminster moving from London to Chester after he marries

The Duke of Westminster and Miss Olivia Henson
The Duke of Westminster and Olivia Henson are to marry in Chester in June

The Duke of Westminster has revealed he will move from London to Chester after getting married in the city.

Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, will wed duchess-to-be Olivia Henson in what is expected to be a grand occasion for Chester with invitations sent out to members of the Royal family.

The scenes are expected to echo the marriage of Lady Tamara Grosvenor and Edward van Cutsem at Chester Cathedral in November 2004, where thousands of onlookers lined the streets as they saw royal guests including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Prince William and Prince Harry arrive.

Preparations for the big day on June 7 are well under way and the Duke acknowledged it was likely to be nerve-racking but added he was “unbelievably excited”.

The Duke of Westminster with his friend Prince William in 2018
The Duke of Westminster with his friend Prince William in 2018 - WPA/Getty

The Duke told local paper The Standard: “We’ve obviously got a long association with the cathedral as a family so we were here for my father’s memorial, my sister’s wedding and every Remembrance Sunday that I can attend is here.

“But I’m unbelievably excited and I also wanted to make it very clear how unbelievably helpful people have been, how supportive they’ve been so far, which I’m unbelievably grateful for because I do realise that it’s going to be a big, big thing for the city.

“It’s going to be certainly a huge thing for us and we’re grateful for all the help really.”

Miss Henson said: “It’s obviously a place where we will live.

“We’ll be building our lives together and we’re slowly transitioning to move up from London and be much more permanent here and really putting roots down. So yes, it was a really easy decision in the end.”

The Duke added: “It definitely was for me!”