Duchess Meghan, 42, and Prince Harry, 39, will apparently not be traveling to the British celebrity wedding of the year in June. According to the Sunday Times, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are reportedly not on the guest list for the wedding of Hugh Grosvenor, 32, Duke of Westminster, and Olivia Henson, 30. Grosvenor is said to be both Harry and his brother Prince William, 41, close. The wedding is scheduled to take place on June 7 at Chester Cathedral in northwest England.
Grosvenor is considered one of the richest men in Britain. A spokesman said on the rumors surrounding Meghan and Harry, according to the Daily Mail: "We are not in a position to comment on the guest list." As the Sunday Times reported, Princess Kate, 41, and heir to the throne William as well as King Charles III, 75, and Queen Camilla, 76, will be present at the ceremony.
Grosvenor apparently made the decision not to invite the Sussexes with a heavy heart. According to reports, he wanted to avoid a meeting between the supposedly quarreling brothers William and Harry at his wedding.
Hugh Grosvenor has close ties to the royal family. He is not only godfather to William and Kate's son Prince George, 10. The Duke of Westminster is himself a godson to Charles, his mother, Natalia Grosvenor, 64, is godmother to Prince William. Hugh Grosvenor is also reportedly one of the godfathers of Harry and Meghan's son Prince Archie, 4, reports the Sunday Times.
A friend of William and Harry was quoted in the newspaper as saying: "It is incredibly sad that it has come to this. Hugh is one of the few close friends of William and Harry who has a strong friendship and close communication with both of them He wishes they could get together and sort things out, but realizes that probably won't happen before the wedding. He wanted to avoid anything overshadowing the day, especially for Olivia, and doesn't want any embarrassment. "
Grosvenor, who runs an investment and real estate group, became Duke of Westminster following the death of his father Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (1951-2016) in 2016. Not only is his family said to be one of the richest in Britain, they are also known for their charitable work.