William among the guests at the Duke of Westminster’s wedding

image caption, A representative for the couple said getting married in Chester was “pretty much”.

The Prince of Wales has joined thousands of well-wishers at Chester Cathedral for the Duke of Westminster’s wedding.

Hugh Grosvenor, godfather to King Charles III, had earlier married Olivia Henson at the cathedral, with Prince William serving as a pallbearer in their wedding reception.

The 33-year-old Duke is Prince George’s godfather, but the 10-year-old was unable to attend the ceremony with his father because it fell on a school day.

Police removed two women from the crowd after an orange plume from a fire extinguisher was used as the couple left the cathedral.

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Campaign group Just Stop Oil said two of its supporters used the devices to project powder paint near the entrance as newlyweds walked to their cars.

Cheshire Police said two women, a 69-year-old from Manchester and a 73-year-old from Suffolk, were arrested on suspicion of public order offences.

image caption, Prince William joined others from the wedding party outside the cathedral after the ceremony
image caption, After the ceremony the Prince was also seen performing his courtesy duties
image caption, Princess Eugenie was among the 400 guests at the cathedral

The Duke is considered one of England’s richest men, with a fortune of around £10 billion, and his bride has worked in the sustainable food and drink industry.

Prince Harry, who attended the wedding of the duke’s sister Lady Tamara Grosvenor with his brother in 2004, did not attend the service by mutual agreement.

The King and Queen Camilla did not attend the service after traveling to Normandy for D-Day commemorations on Thursday.

The Princess of Wales, who is undergoing treatment for cancer, also did not attend.

image caption, The 31-year-old Fabergé tiara was created for Grosvenor brides and has been in use since 1906.
image caption, The bride wore a dress and veil designed by Emma Victoria Bain
image caption, Henson arrived in a 1930 vintage Bentley built for the automaker’s founder.

The bride wore a dress and veil designed by Emma Victoria Payne, embroidered with floral motifs and fringes from Ms Henson’s great-grandmother’s veil from around 1880.

The 31-year-old also wore a vintage tiara featuring a myrtle leaf design, which was made for brides by prestigious Russian jewelers Faberge Grosvenor and has been worn on their wedding days since 1906.

Her bouquet consisted of flowers picked from the gardens of Eden Hall, the Duke’s country home.

video title, Two women who protested in the meeting were arrested

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image caption, The officers who arrested the two protesters were seen carrying an orange device

People came out to the cathedral early in the morning, bringing camping chairs and picnics.

During the service, thousands gathered outside the cathedral and in the surrounding streets, and many of them protested when the couple reappeared.

Barbara Williams, 81, from Cheshire, who stood next to protesters at the crowd, said she was “a bit shaken up afterwards”.

She and her friend Andrea Machin, 56, said, “We’ve been standing next to them all day.”

“When we arrived at 07:00 they were already here [and] They had shopping trolleys,” Ms Machin said.

“Everybody was looking at the bride and groom and then we saw the orange and it was like a fire extinguisher with them.

“The police very quickly realized what was going on and pulled them out.

“It happened when William was coming out the door.”

In a statement released by Just Stop Oil, protesters said weddings are “a time of celebration with a commitment to the future” but that “countless millions around the world have no future unless we come together to stop oil.” and gas”.

image caption, The Duke’s sister, Lady Edwina Grosvenor, attended with her husband, TV presenter Don Snow.
image caption, Thousands of well-wishers waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the happy couple and their guests

A representative for the Duke and Ms Henson said it would be “a lot” to marry in Chester because of the Grosvenor family’s “long and close personal connection to both the cathedral and the city”.

The couple “made a conscious effort to involve local and regional suppliers in many aspects of the day,” they said.

“The couple has been moved by the messages of support they have received from the region and are very grateful that people want to share in their happiness,” they added.

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image caption, Poppy (second from left) and her friends say they appreciate the free ice creams

The city’s annual Summer Flowers scheme was sponsored by the couple, with 100,000 flowers planted as part of the wedding celebrations and free ice cream and sorbet from three local independent businesses for visitors to Chester city centre. day

Poppy, a student at the University of Chester, was one of those who enjoyed the free ice cream.

“It’s great to see people and businesses come together,” she said.

“It’s really fun to get students out into the city and get them involved,” she added.

Following his father’s death in 2016, the Duke assumed ownership and control of the Grosvenor estate at the age of 25, and the couple announced their engagement in April 2023 after two years together.

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