Hugh Grosvenor, 25, is set to inherit his father’s £9billion estate as the 7th Duke of Westminster. His father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died on Tuesday aged 64, making Hugh an overnight billionaire.
The Duke and Duchess of Westminster with their newborn son, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, 1991.
The young new Duke of Westminster seems to be a party animal in the pictures that have recently emerged of him and his friend partying with a blow up doll.
The new Duke of Westminster partying with friends (left on both pictures)
A friend told The Sun: ‘You’d never have known that his dad was a billionaire. He never flashed the cash although he would often put his hand in his pocket to buy a round of drinks. He’s a really down-to-earth bloke who never acted like a toff and is just a really good guy.’’
Hugh’s father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor died at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire, England, after a suffering from a heart attack at his grouse shooting estate.
The Queen is due to send a ‘private message of condolence’, as said by a Buckingham Palace spokeswoman. Prince William and Prince Harry, dear friends of Hugh, were said to be very sad to learn of the Duke’s death.
Hugh as a young boy with Prince William
Hugh, being the only boy in his family, will inherit his father’s wealth, which includes: around 100 acres of Mayfair and 200 acres of Belgravia – two of the most expensive areas in the UK. The land is so costly that in 2002 the Grosvenor Group sold a 65sq ft parking space in Mayfair for £65,000.
Hugh as a toddler with his mother and sisters as they listen to their father’s speech in 1992.
We don’t know if Hugh is in a relationship right now, but he has just become one of Britain’s most eligible bachelors.