The 25-year-old son of billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster will inherit the family estate and a £9bn fortune after his father died suddenly on Tuesday.
Hugh Grosvenor (left) becomes the third wealthiest landowner in Britain and 68th wealthiest person in the world, according to American business magazine Forbes.
Grosvenor, the only son of the late Duke of Westminster (right) and his wife, Natalia, has become the 7th Duke of Westminster and the owner of a significant share of the most exclusive parts of London. He also happens to Prince George’s godfather.
The Grosvenor property firm, which was first formed in the 17th century to run a huge portfolio of properties across London’s West End, is almost certainly the largest property management company in the UK by value.