Saturday 22 July 2017

Prince George's godfather - the Duke of Westminster - named the UK's youngest billionaire and most eligible bachelor

Hugh Grosvenor is Prince George's godfather and the UK's youngest billionaire.
Hugh Grosvenor is Prince George's godfather and the UK's youngest billionaire.
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, with their children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, enjoy a short private skiing break on March 3, 2016 in the French Alps, France. (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)
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In this undated handout image released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George and Princess Charlotte at Anmer Hall in mid-May in Norfolk, England. (Photo by HRH The Duchess of Cambridge via Getty Images)
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Hugh stood for Prince George at his christening in 2013
July 2015: Britain's Prince George arrives for the christening of his sister Princess Charlotte at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on the Sandringham Estate in King's Lynn, July 5, 2015 REUTERS/Chris Jackson/Pool
Prince George, left, and Princess Charlotte, right
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

While the rest of us are lucky to nab a card with €50 in it from our godparents, it is certain Prince George is not set for the same fate as his godfather has been named the youngest billionaire in the UK in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Hugh Grosvenor - the Duke of Westminster - has been named the richest young man in Britain on the annual list, which was released on Sunday.

Hugh stood for Prince George at his christening in 2013
Hugh stood for Prince George at his christening in 2013

Dubbed the UK's most eligible bachelor, Grosvenor (26) stood for Prince George at his Clarence House christening in 2013, selected by his father Prince William, with whom Grosvenor is close pals.

Newcastle University graduate, nicknamed 'Hughie' by his friends including Prince Harry, was named the ninth-richest person on the list over all, with an accumulative fortune of £9.52bn (€11.2bn).

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, is the UK's youngest billionaire.
Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, is the UK's youngest billionaire.

The 26-year-old's wealth is old money, borne from a land and property empire including hundreds of acres of properties across London and Britain, as well as Europe, Asia and the Americas.

Prince George's godfather was named the seventh Duke of Westminster nine months ago following his father Gerald's untimely death at 64.

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, with his girlfriend Harriet Tomlinson.
Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, with his girlfriend Harriet Tomlinson.

Despite his wealth, the Duke is currently working as an account manager for Bio-bean, a UK company which recycles ground coffee, and is considering whether or not to take a bigger role in his family's estate in the coming years.

Unfortunately for those looking to bag a billionaire, Grosvenor is not on the market according to the Sunday Times, and has been dating recruitment consultant Harriet Tomlinson, his childhood sweetheart, for a number of years.

Hugh (pictured behind Pippa and James Middleton) at Prince George's christening in 2013
Hugh (pictured behind Pippa and James Middleton) at Prince George's christening in 2013

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