Duke of Westminster: Royals, Prostitutes, Fraud, Coco Chanel & Nazi Spies? {updated 02.10.16}

Above Coco Chanel & Bendor. {Wiki}

screenshot_20161003-025413New Documents Show Coco Chanel A Nazi Spy, Had An Affair With The Duke of Westminster  Dec 5th 2014

Official Nazi documents prove that Coco Chanel was once a Nazi spy. She allegedly even had an affair with the Duke of Westminster and German officer.

According to Daily MailCoco Chanel is under scrutiny for her past connections with the Nazis. Recently discovered Nazi documents revealed that the woman famous for her contribution to the fashion industry also had a dark past. According to Mirror UKCoco was once a Nazi spy. She was allegedly hired by the Nazi military intelligence division, the Abwehr, and given the code number – F-7124.

The documents, which were found in French Defence Ministry archives, also revealed Coco as being the mediator in peace talks between Britain and Germany. It’s believed she was chosen to talk to Britain to end the war because she already had close ties with Winston Churchill. She was also given her code name, Westminster. The name is supposedly in reference to her alleged affair with the 2nd Duke of Westminster 20 years ago. Documents allegedly also revealed she had an affair with a senior Gestapo officer named Baron Hans Gunther von Dincklage when she was 57 years old. Dincklage was reportedly highly regarded by Hitler and propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels when the pair met. Despite the officer being 13 years younger, he and Coco remained lovers for 10 years until after the war when they moved to Switzerland together.

The recent discovery of Coco Chanel being a Nazi spy contradicts previous claims made by the U.S. historian Hal Vaughan. He said Coco “didn’t believe in anything except fashion.” Vaughn, who also wrote a book about the woman’s links to the Nazis, claimed Coco only “believed in beautiful clothes, she believed in her business” and “didn’t care about Hitler or politics or Nazism.” However, he also claimed that Coco Chanel was a “consummate opportunist” who” gravitated to power and the Nazis were in power.” She reportedly even stayed at a luxurious suite at the Ritz Hotel during the Nazi occupation in Paris. She stayed at the hotel where the German’s used as headquarters for their air force. According to Vaughan, this revelation of Coco Chanel having links with the Germans and being a Nazi spy is something that people should just forget. Regardless of the documents’ proof, it’s reportedly “definitely something that a lot of people would have preferred to put aside.” Instead people could supposedly just focus on continuing with the sales of Chanel scarves and jewellery.  SOURCE

Coco Chanel was a TRAITOR and a Nazi spy who shared her bed with a Gestapo officer

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Coco Chanel’s secret London world & the men who shared it – Evening Standard

Chanel’s two great love affairs were with Englishmen: first, Arthur “Boy” Capel, a playboy industrialist, who also ran top secret intelligence missions between Paris and London during the First World War. In the summer of 1918, Capel married Diana Wyndham, the daughter of Lord Ribblesdale, to consolidate his social standing but continued his affair with Chanel until his death in a car accident the following year.

Chanel was heartbroken, but by early 1924 she had embarked on her second relationship with an Englishman — reputedly the richest man in Europe — Bendor, the 2nd Duke of Westminster.

The Duke’s properties included a mansion in Cheshire, Eaton Hall, a Scottish estate in the Highlands, and his London home, Bourdon House, a Queen Anne gem which still stands on Davies Street in Mayfair. It was here that Chanel met his friends and family — Bendor had been married twice and had two daughters, although his son and heir had died in 1909, aged four — and on the same street that she opened her first boutique in London, just south of Claridge’s. There was to be no wedding. (The Duke remarried twice more, though neither wife gave birth to a child.) Even so, after their affair ended in the early 1930s, they remained close friends until his death in 1953.  READ IN FULL 


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Duke of Westminster gave the Tebbits a home after Brighton bombing

12 AUGUST 2016

He has been described as a man of duty, “hugely generous” and loyal to those around him. Now further details of how the 6th Duke of Westminster quietly helped those who found themselves in difficulties have emerged, following his death aged 64.Lord Tebbit, the former chairman of the Conservative Party, has disclosed how the Duke came to his family’s aid following the Brighton ombing, granting him a Belgravia home on peppercorn rent in an “act of great kindness”.Lord Tebbit, who suffered serious injuries in the attack while his wife was left paralysed, said he had been contacted out of the blue by the Duke’s Grosvenor Estate, who offered him a lease of 20 years on “very favourable terms”. Read in full


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  1. Gerald Duke of Westminster Organised Crime Fraud * Grosvenor Holdings may 25th 2014
  2. Cheshire Police Organised Crime Duke of Westminster “Criminal Prosecution 02.02.16

Britain’s third richest man The Duke of Westminster dies of a heart attack aged 64 – leaving his £9billion fortune to his 25-year-old son   10 Aug 2016

  • Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke, was the third richest Briton – worth an estimated £9 billion
  • He has suddenly died aged 64 at the Royal Preston Hospital in Lancashire on Tuesday night
  • It is understood the father-of-four had a heart attack at his shooting estate 
  • His son, Hugh Grosvenor, who is Prince George’s godfather will inherit the entire estate at the age of just 25 

The Duke of Westminster – the 3rd richest Briton – died suddenly last night at the age of 64. It is understood the father-of-four, worth an estimated £9 billion, had a heart attack at Abbeystead House in Lancashire, his grouse shooting estate.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke, is the richest property developer in the UK, whose vast wealth comes from estates in Oxford, Cheshire, and Scotland as well as huge swathes of Mayfair and Belgravia. His tragic death means that his son Hugh will now inherit the entire estate, including the family seat in Cheshire, Eaton Hall, at the age of just 25.

The Duke of Westminster (pictured with the Queen in November 2004) became suddenly ill at Abbeystead House in Lancashire, his grouse shooting estate, on Tuesday and later died aged 64 at Royal Preston Hospital, also located in Lancashire

The Duke of Westminster (pictured with the Queen in November 2004) became suddenly ill at Abbeystead House in Lancashire, his grouse shooting estate, on Tuesday and later died aged 64 at Royal Preston Hospital, also located in Lancashire. Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the 6th Duke,  was described by friends as a shy man who was ‘rich but not grand’ and very much a product of his upbringing in rural Ireland.

The Duke's death means that his son Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor (left, pictured with his mother, Natalia at a wedding in June 2013)  will now inherit the entire estate at the age of just 25 

{Above}The Duke’s death means that his son Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor (left, pictured with his mother, Natalia at a wedding in June 2013)  will now inherit the entire estate at the age of just 25 {Below} The Duke And Duchess Of Westminster with their newborn son, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, in 1991

The Duke And Duchess Of Westminster with their newborn son, Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, in 1991

HOW THE DUKE’S £8M CESSNA WAS THE ROYALS’ PRIVATE JET OF CHOICE

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge regularly borrowed the Duke of Westminster’s £8million Cessna jet for their private trips and holidays, including a visit to France last month.

Kate and William were also said to have used the aircraft, which would cost £12,000-a-day to hire, in March, when they took their children to the pretty village of Courchevel in the French Alps on their first family holiday. 

At the time, royal officials declined to comment on whether the family took a commercial flight or a private plane – although the timings and the fact that they weren’t spotted at an airport suggested that they may well have taken a private jet.

Prince George also flew on the plane when he was just a few weeks old, travelling up to Scotland to visit his great-grandfather, Prince Philip.

The couple also used it to fly to Balmoral last summer to see the Queen on her annual temporary residence.

A spokesman for the family said tonight: “It is with the greatest sadness that we can confirm that the Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor (64) died this afternoon at Royal Preston Hospital. He was taken there from the Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire where he had suddenly been taken ill. His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time.” Read in full Daily Mail

Wiki 

Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, CB, CVO, OBE, TD, CD, DL (22 December 1951 – 9 August 2016) was a British landowner, businessman, philanthropist and Territorial Army general. He was the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster and The Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton. He was Chairman of the property company Grosvenor Group.[1]

He was educated at Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. In 2005, he became Chancellor of the University of Chester.

Via Grosvenor Estates, the Duke was the richest property developer in the United Kingdom and one of the country’s largest landowners, with vast estates in Oxford, Cheshire and Scotland, as well as large areas of Mayfair and Belgravia in Central London, Liverpool City Centre, and elsewhere in Europe. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2016, the Duke was worth £9.35 billion (c. US$13 billion), placing him sixth in the list and making him the third-richest British national.

In 2011, having already funded a feasibility study, the Duke purchased the estate at Stanford Hall, Nottinghamshire to make possible the creation of a Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) to provide the highest quality support for military casualties.[2] It is intended that the new facilities which are under construction for completion in 2018 will replace those at Headley Court.[3] [4] The Duke remained actively involved in the project until his death.[5]

The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Hugh Grosvenor, 3rd Marquess of Westminster. The present holder of the title is Hugh Grosvenor, having inherited the title on 9 August 2016 following the death of his father, Gerald.

The present Duke (Hugh) is also a godfather of Prince George

Prince George’s godparents announced

{The recently deceased Duke (Gerald) is Prince William’s Godfather & was Trustee of Diana’s will. Source}

6.2 Honours  (WOW check these!!)

England 20 February 1979 Baronet, 15th baronet, of Eaton (cr. 1621)

Decorations

Medals

Foreign dynastic orders

Appointments

Honorary military appointments

I didn’t realise ANYONE could be SO WONDERFUL.. The man was a hero…. ALLEGEDLY!


Richest man in England may have been Client No. 6

The richest man in Great Britain was a customer of the same high-end prostitution service patronized by Gov. Spitzer.

The Duke of Westminster, listed as the world’s 46th richest person by Forbes magazine, hired four hookers over a six-week stretch in late 2006 and early last year, the News of the World reported last year.

Despite his incredible wealth, multi-billionaire Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor haggled with one of the Emperors Club girls for the cost of their date, according to the report.

Prostitute Zana Brazdek, then 26, described the 56-year-old Grosvenor as dull and demanding. “I thought his conversation was quite boring,” the Lithuanian woman told the newspaper. “He talked about the Army, going to Afghanistan and bin Laden. And he wanted unprotected sex. I refused.”

The court documents that took down Spitzer and identified the disgraced governor at “Client 9” also included information on nine other men who hired hookers from the sex ring.

The documents did not name any of the men, but the papers noted that “Client 6” enjoyed a romp with a hooker named “Astrid” in London. “Client 6” then called the Emperors Club to inquire about another girl for a follow-up session, the papers said.

The British reports about Grosvenor said the duke’s prostitutes were young enough to be his daughters. They also had an international flair: In addition to the pair from the former Soviet Union, Grosvenor entertained an Asian woman in knee-high boots and a Brazilian.

The hookers included a Russian who went by the name of Stella. She told reporters that her clients preferred whips and stiletto heels. “At six o’clock,” she said in a thick Russian accent, “I stop to be a good girl.”

Like Spitzer, Grosvenor is married – and he has four children with wife Natalia. The duke had close ties to the royal family and is one of Prince Charles’ best friends. Grosvenor also is Prince William’s godfather.

The duke was an official in the ministry of defense, overseeing Britain’s reservists – including thousands who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. He recently stepped down from that position due to the scandal and subsequent media attention. “Reckless, boastful, stupid, weak – such lacerating words hardly exaggerate the case against the duke,” wrote the Daily Mail. SOURCE

From a dowry of swamp land to a multi-BILLION pound property portfolio: How Duke of Westminster’s family business started with a 17th century marriage and turned 300 acres of bog into an empire 

Aug 11th 2016

  • The multi-billion pound business owned by the Grosvenors started 338 years ago in 1677
  • The 6th Duke of Westminster’s ancestor Sir Thomas Grosvenor married heiress Mary Davies
  • She had just inherited manor in Middlesex and 500 acres of swamp, pasture and orchards
  • Talented family then went on to to develop luxurious London areas of Mayfair and Belgravia

This week the new Duke of Westminster inherited a multi-billion pound property portfolio – which began with his ancestor Sir Thomas Grosvenor acquiring 500 acres of swamp, pasture and orchards in the 1670s.

The expansive business owned by the Grosvenor family started 338 years ago when Sir Thomas, an ancestor of the late 6th Duke of Westminster, married a wealthy heiress.

In 1677, Sir Thomas wed Mary Davies who had just inherited a medieval manor in Middlesex – now part of London – and 500 acres of swamp, pasture and orchards to the west of the capital.

The land that she received remained relatively untouched until the Grosvenor family began developing the area in 1720.

The 500 acres of swamp, pasture and orchards which fell into the hands of Sir Thomas Grosvenor in the 1670s did not promise much. But three centuries later is still forms part of an extraordinary multi-billion pound property portfolio

The 500 acres of swamp, pasture and orchards which fell into the hands of Sir Thomas Grosvenor in the 1670s did not promise much. But three centuries later is still forms part of an extraordinary multi-billion pound property portfolio

Sir Thomas Grosvenor

Sir Thomas Grosvenor

Mary Davies had just inherited a medieval manor in Middlesex - now part of London

Mary Davies had just inherited a medieval manor in Middlesex – now part of London

The Grosvenor family's first development was in Mayfair, central London, in the early 18th century (Grosvenor Square, pictured) 

The Grosvenor family’s first development was in Mayfair, central London, in the early 18th century (Grosvenor Square, pictured) 

From the archive: A map of the Grosvenor Estate as it was in the year 1723. Hyde Park can be seen in the top right

From the archive: A map of the Grosvenor Estate as it was in the year 1723. Hyde Park can be seen in the top right

The family then went on to develop an area one mile south west of Mayfair, now known as Belgravia (pictured) 

The family then went on to develop an area one mile south west of Mayfair, now known as Belgravia (pictured) 

Around 300 acres of the original land which Miss Davies inherited before she met her husband remain with the family today.

It forms the Grosvenor’s London estate which contributed to Gerald Grosvenor’s £9billion fortune – which his only son Hugh, 25, has just inherited. READ IN FULL DAILYMAIL


Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor Visits BIC  08 : 25 PM – 15/05/2011

Manama-May15(BNA) Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor has today visited Bahrain International Circuit, where he met Economic Development Board Chief Executive Officer Shaikh Mohammed bin Isa Al-Khalifa, BIC CEO Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al-Khalifa and Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company CEO Talal Al-Zain. Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor stressed the importance of the BIC landmark sport facility in hosting the Formula One races, wishing organising officials luck in hosting the Grand Prix. Shaikh Mohammed briefed Duke of Westminster Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor on previous F1 races and the string of successes achieved to date. He also reaffirmed Bahrain’s firm interest in this global interest.

A H N   BNA 1719 GMT 2011/05/15   SOURCE


Gerald Duke of Westminster Estate Trustee Lord Home “Criminal Prosecution Files” *** GERALD DUKE OF WESTMINSTER TRUST * EATON SQUARE BELGRAVIA PENTHOUSE

WATCH Duke of Westminster ENTRAPMENT VOICE TRANSCRIPTS FARRER & CO Queen’s Banker Lord Waldegrave Exposé


knkn.JPGProgramme no longer viewable here bbc.co.uk/programmes but can be viewed here The Money Farmers (2012) 

Samantha Poling reveals how millions of pounds of public money are being paid out to businessmen and millionaire farmers in an abuse of the farming subsidy system. Investors tell us how they have been paid without having to do any farming at all. And Samantha also sets out to see if she can take advantage of the subsidy system and become rich from the loophole.

The programme also examines the rest of the subsidy system and hears criticism of large payments to wealthy individuals like the Queen and the Duke of Westminster simply on the basis of owning large amounts of land.

Rich landowners paid millions in farming subsidies

Six-figure subsidies meant to help struggling farmers are being paid out to some of Britain’s richest landowners, BBC Panorama has found.

Recipients of the EU subsidy include the Queen and the Duke of Westminster.

The programme requested details of the number of landowners claiming a slice of the £3.5bn subsidy in the UK.

The EU’s Agriculture Commissioner has called for a cap of about £250,000 for each farmer and measures to ensure that they are actively farming their land.

Privacy rules mean that the names of most recipients are not known, but anonymised details were given showing how many landowners across the UK received more than the cap proposed by Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos. read in full  SOURCE

original source.. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17225652 


Prince William’s Godfather Sells Mansion for £450K  

Duke of Westminster sells 15 bedroom Highland mansion for £450,000: Stunning lochside property once the social playground of Charles and Diana, Coco Chanel and Churchill

  • Lochmore Lodge belongs to Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster – who wanted to demolish it
  • The Duke is Britain’s richest landowner and godfather to Prince William and was trustee of Diana’s will
  • Host of high profile figures have used lodge – including Prince Charles, Winston Churchill, and Neville Chamberlain,
  • Queen, Prince Philip and Princess Anne also visited as guests. It is believed Coco Chanel also visited for a party

A Highland mansion belonging to one of Britai's richest men - and used by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales - is being sold at a knockdown £450,000A Highland mansion belonging to one of Britain’s richest men – and once used by Prince Charles and Diana, Princess of Wales – is being sold at a knockdown £450,000.

The 15 bedroom Lochmore Lodge, in Sutherland, belongs to Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke of Westminster.

The Duke – Britain’s richest landowner and godfather to Prince William – had wanted to demolish the run down pile, one of his least used but most historic properties, and return the site to grassland.

But after a dramatic intervention by conservation agency, Historic Scotland, the bulldozers have been halted, and the property put on the market at a bargain price. Read in full dailymail


Britain’s richest man, the Duke of Westminster, spent almost £40,000 hiring comic Michael McIntyre to appear as a surprise guest at his son’s lavish 21st birthday party last

night.

Former Britain’s Got Talent judge McIntyre performed a 40-minute routine for the Duke’s son, Hugh, and more than 200 family and friends, including Prince Harry.

Both the Duke and his son are said to be huge fans of McIntyre, 35, who will have earned £1,000 a minute for his brief appearance. SOURCE


Duke of Westminster donates country house for use as new rehab centre for wounded troops 

  • £300m renovation due to be complete in 2018
  • Estate is four times the size of Britain’s main centre for injured soldiers, Headley Court

Britain’s wealthiest landowner, the Duke of Westminster, is to donate a country pile to the nation that will become a treatment centre for wounded soldiers and civilians.

Grade II-listed Stanford Hall, in Leicestershire, is to get a £300million conversion that will see it become Britain’s largest rehabilitation complex, according to the Sunday Times.

The 35-bedroom estate, which changed hands for £6.25m in 2007, has 354 acres, making it four times the size of the army’s main centre for war wounded, Headley Court, in Surrey, Read in Full dailymail

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Who is new Duke of Westminster? Hugh Grosvenor is 25-year-old

But what about his sisters? The new Duke of Westminster will inherit £9BILLION after his father’s death despite having two older siblings thanks to old law dating back to 1066 

  • Hugh Grosvenor, 25, is set to inherit his father Gerald’s £9billion estate as the 7th Duke of Westminster 
  • Became a billionaire overnight after his father, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, died on Tuesday aged 64
  • The former Newcastle University student was asked to be Prince George’s godfather in 2013
  • Because of primogeniture Hugh will receive the title, house, lands and largest share of the family fortune, while his three sisters, Tamara, 36, Edwina, 34, and Viola, 23, are set to inherit considerable trust funds

The 25-year-old son of the late Duke of Westminster is likely to become one of Britain’s most eligible bachelors after inheriting his father’s entire £9billion estate – despite having two older sisters.

Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, who was asked to be Prince George’s godfather by Prince William in 2013, will also receive the family seat in Cheshire, Eaton Hall following the death of his father.  

This is because of primogeniture – which the Normans introduced to common law in Britain in 1066 – which puts male children ahead of female children, irrespective of age. 

So although Hugh is the third of his father’s four children, he will inherit the Duke of Westminster’s title and his entire £9billion estate. 

His three sisters, Tamara, 36, Edwina, 34, and Viola, 23, are set to inherit considerable trust funds. Read in full dailymail


screenshot_20160810-192812.jpgEdwina Grosvenor: the lady who can’t leave jail

Born into almost unimaginable wealth and privilege, Lady Edwina Grosvenor is not someone you might expect to bump into on a prison landing. But over the past 12 years, the second daughter of Britain’s richest landowner (the Duke of Westminster, 7th on Britain’s Rich List with a fortune of around £7.3bn) has been quietly establishing a role for herself as a discreet but potent champion of prison reform.

Her work, which began when she spent part of her gap year working in Kathmandu Central prison in Nepal when she was 18, has taken her into more than 50 prisons in the UK and abroad.

Aged 22, she commissioned research into the multiple needs of ex-offenders. Since then she has sat in on prisoner adjudications, been involved in restorative justice sessions and spent a year as a support worker in the notorious Styal women’s prison in Cheshire.

As impressive as her prison-related activities are however, the big question for me is: why?

We meet for lunch in the Clink restaurant, the fine dining eatery at High Down prison in Surrey, which provides high-level catering training for prisoners. Grosvenor is a trustee of the Clink charity and has invested several hundred thousand pounds in the start up costs. This month saw the launch of another Clink restaurant, in HMP Cardiff, which unlike the Clink in High Down is open to the public. If all goes to plan, the concept will be rolled out in up to a dozen prisons across the country. 

I ask her, does she know who Lady Bountiful is? Her blue eyes flash defensively and then she lets out a little laugh. “Yeah,” she says. So is she Lady Bountiful?

“That depends on people’s views, really. My view is that I cannot escape the fact that I am a wealthy person and the daughter of a duke and duchess, because I am, and I’m not apologetic about that. You can be embarrassed about it or you can forget about it or you can be proud of it and I’ve done all those things. I’m now 30 and I feel more at peace with myself and I’m more confident about what I’m doing. At the end of the day I think people should be judged on what they do and how they do it.”

And why they do it? “Yes, and why they do it.” So why does she do it, this prison reform thing? “From a young age closed institutions fascinated me and things I didn’t know about I wanted to know about.”

She recounts her father taking her in her early teens to a drug rehabilitation centre in Liverpool where she met recovering addicts. Later her mother took her to a charity supporting troubled families. “It was something darker than I was used to,” she says. “I remember feeling quite outraged that nobody at school had taught me anything about this other way of life. I wanted to know more.” 

Edwina Grosvenor aged two with her parents, the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, and her older sister Tamara.

School was Mostyn House, a modest, now defunct independent co-ed school in the Wirral. Her father went to Harrow, “and hated it”, she says. Read in full TheGuardian


Tamara Katherine Grosvenor 

Tamara Katherine Grosvenor – This house will exist

I have done this site especially for Tamara Katherine Grosvenor
in order to visit thishousewillexist.org

Sorry for poor translation.

Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor Major-General, 6th Duke of Westminster, (born 22 December 1951 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland), is the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster and his wife Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton. In 2005 he became Chancellor of the University of Chester. He was educated at Harrow School and Sandhurst.

TamaraThe richest aristocrat in the United Kingdom, the Duke completed list of wealthiest Sunday Times as The Great Bretagne’l’individu s richest for many years and was only surpassed in 2004 by billionaire Jew -Russian Roman Abramovich. Duke was third in the Sunday Times rich list 2008, behind Roman Abramovich and Indian-born industrialist, Lakshmi Mittal, who currently holds the first place. An estimated fortune of £ 7 billion ($ 14 billion) are derived largely from property in central London, where he owns approximately 300 acres (1.2 km ²) of the most exclusive shopping and residential property in Mayfair and Belgravia (land there which included the U.S. Embassy stands, in Grosvenor Square), as well as areas in Lancashire, Cheshire (Eaton Hall) and Scotland. In addition to controlling its possessions traditional real estate company of the Duke of Grosvenor Group, is an active real estate developer with interests around the world. It is the principal director of The Paradise Project in Liverpool. The Duke is also President of a number of charities including the establishment of environmental science. .

Katherine GrosvenorMilitary Career

After leaving Harrow school with a single O-level, Duke has failed the entrance examination to the Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. Duke joined the Territorial Army in 1970 as a trooper.

Later in 1973 the duke occupied by Sandhurst and later ordered (Cheshire Yeomanry) Squadron, founded by his ancestors, and The Queen’s own Yeomanry. He was also appointed honorary colonel of several regiments, including the 7th Regiment. Army Air Corps, Royal Mercian and Lancastrian Yeomanry The Queen’s own Yeomanry, corps officer training universities of Northumbria, Colonel in Chief of the Canadian Royal Westminster Regiment and Colonel Commandant Yeomanry on.

Tamara Katherine Grosvenor

In 2004 he was appointed to the new post of Assistant Chief of Defence Staff (reservations and Cadets) with promotion to the rank of Major General. It was the first reservist holding such rank since the 30s, but he said he “did in private that he would never bantered achieved such seniority but for his wealth and social status.”

In March 2007, after serving in the Ministry of Defence for four years he handed the responsibility of 50,000 reservists and 138,000 cadets commander Gen Simon Lalor. The Duke is now engaged in the review of reservation in the same rank.

Personal life

As a child the Duke lived on a Isalnd the middle of Loch Erne. His early education was in Ulster and went to Sunningdale School and then the harrow.

The duke married Natalia Ayesha Phillips, daughter of Lieutenant. – Column Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips and his wife Georgina Wernher in 1978. The Duchess is a direct descendant of the Russian poet Alexander S. Pushkin, and therefore his ancestor Ibrahim Hannibal. The older sister of the Duchess is Alexandra Hamilton, Duchess of Abercorn, wife of James Hamilton, 5th Duke of Abercorn.

* Ms. Tamara Katherine Grosvenor (B. December 20, 1979) married Edward Bernard Charles van Cutsem (November 6, 2004)
* Lady Edwina Louise Grosvenor (B. November 3, 1981)
* Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor, Earl Grosvenor (B. January 29, 1991), the heir apparent of the Duke.
* Mrs. Viola Georgina Grosvenor (B. October 12, 1992)

Flea market of Saint-Ouen

Duke’s company, Grosvenor Continental Europe, has bought up-market Serpette and Paul-Bert sections of 120 years old Saint-Ouen market, just north of 18th arrondissement in Paris in 2005.

Antiques dealers in the Saint-Ouen flea market, which attracts millions of visitors each year, has launched a protest Asterix model in October 2007 to the Duke’s attempt to impose elevations “exorbitant” rent. The traders accuse the duke of wanting to transform the traditional flea market-luxury market as Antiques Louvre, an expensive antiques arcade in central Paris. The combined rental value of the 420 launch at the flea market amounts to almost € 4 million  SOURCE

 


 

 

 

 

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