Prince George's godfather, Hugh Grosvenor, the 7th Duke of Westminster, has unveiled a new ambitious project called Grosvenor Hart Homes. This social enterprise is dedicated to assisting young people and their families by providing them with affordable housing and personalized support services. Grosvenor, Hugh's company, aims to deliver 750 homes in Chester, London, and the North West within the next ten years. In a statement, the 32-year-old British businessman emphasized the importance of combining high-quality, safe, and affordable housing with outcome-oriented support services. This unique approach involves tailored planning, prioritization, and coordination of services, overseen by knowledgeable family support professionals who work closely with families to help them achieve their objectives.
Hugh Grosvenor shares a close relationship with the Prince and Princess of Wales and was one of Prince George's godparents, attending his christening at the Chapel Royal at St James's Palace in 2013. Additionally, King Charles is also one of the Duke's godparents. Furthermore, on Friday, June 4, 2024, the Duke will wed his girlfriend of two years, Olivia Henson, in a highly anticipated ceremony at Chester Cathedral, expected to be one of the most prominent society weddings of the year.
In June, a representative for the bride and groom stated, “The cathedral was selected by the couple due to its exquisite beauty and its deep historical ties to the Grosvenor family, particularly to the Duke himself. Cheshire holds significant importance as the ancestral home of the Grosvenor family, and as Miss Henson's association with the region deepens, they are enthusiastic about organizing their wedding there.
“The Duke and Miss Henson got engaged at Eaton Hall in April, and they have been truly appreciative of the heartfelt congratulations they've received since that time.”
Hugh, who is placed 11th on the 2023 Sunday Times Rich List with an estimated wealth of £9.9 billion, inherited the Grosvenor estate following the passing of his late father, Gerald, in 2016.
Grosvenor Group possesses approximately 300 acres of land in Mayfair and Belgravia, alongside significant urban development projects like Liverpool's ONE shopping center.
The Duke serves as the Chair of Grosvenor and also holds the position of Chair at the Westminster Foundation, which is dedicated to assisting disadvantaged young children. Miss Henson is employed at Belazu, a London-based B-Corp certified food company.