Oh, Hugh Grosvenor is a lot closer to Prince Harry than Prince William?

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, will marry Olivia Henson on June 7th. The wedding should be one of the biggest social events of the year, and I imagine loads of posh people and many titled aristocrats will be in attendance. The wedding should have been all about Hugh and Olivia. But Kensington Palace is doing the most to make the wedding all about Prince William and how William and Harry are fighting. To recap: originally, royal sources insisted that Hugh snubbed the Sussexes for a wedding invitation, then we learned that Hugh actually did invite the Sussexes but Harry turned it down politely, and he spoke to Hugh personally. Then KP’s message changed: Harry only turned down the wedding invitation because he’s jealous that William will be the “star” of the wedding, because Hugh asked William to be… an usher. Please allow Tom Quinn to expand on that even further:

Speaking exclusively to The Mirror, Tom Quinn said: “Harry’s decision not to attend his old friend the Hugh Grosvenor’s wedding was probably inevitable once he realised his brother would be there.’

A friend of Harry’s said: ‘Harry definitely had second thoughts about turning down the invitation to Hugh’s wedding but he can’t bear the idea of being in the same building as his brother let alone the same room’.”

Tom also said Harry “felt he should have been usher” at the wedding. He explained: “Harry hates the idea of completely losing touch with his old Etonian and army friends and he was close to Hugh Grosvenor, but attending a wedding at which his brother will be an usher is just history repeating itself in the most painful way.”

He added: “Harry felt he should have been invited to be an usher, but once again his brother takes precedence.” Tom’s comments come after a source claimed Harry was “triggered” to decline the invitation when he found out William was being made an usher.

[From The Daily Mirror]

I cannot even imagine a nearly 42-year-old man projecting his own childishness on his brother IN PRINT. Incidentally, Quinn’s timeline makes zero sense – the invitations went out in December, and Harry and Hugh spoke immediately and that’s when Harry turned it down. Then, months later, Hugh asked William to be an usher. Meanwhile, royalists have now twisted the story from “hahaha, Hugh Grosvenor snubbed Harry” to “why would Harry snub one of his oldest friends?!?!”

Prince Harry not attending the Duke of Westminster’s wedding will come as a huge “shock” to the Royal Family and the groom himself, a source has claimed. The wedding of the season is set for June 7, but despite being close friends with the groom for years, Prince Harry will reportedly not be in attendance. The source told the Express that the pair “were very close” making the whole situation “so sad”.

Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, was at Prince Harry’s 21st birthday, and the two even went travelling together in Africa. Although speculation still remains rife as to why Prince Harry would not attend his close friend’s wedding, the source explained that it may have something to do with Prince William. Despite being older than and not as close with the groom, Prince William is reportedly set to be an usher at his wedding to Olivia Henson at Chester Cathedral.

The source said: “He’s also a lot closer in age to Harry whereas William is eight or nine years older. When they were growing up Harry and Hugh were much closer. Hugh was a young boy when William was in his late teens and early twenties. That’s why this has all come as such a shock.”

[From The Daily Express]

So Harry turned down a wedding invitation from a man he considers a dear friend, and Harry’s brother spends months spreading rumors about how Harry wasn’t invited, how Harry is jealous, and how Harry is snubbing his good friend. Like… everything that’s happened around this wedding makes me really grateful that Harry made zero move to attend. William’s tackiness knows no bounds and William’s tantrum would have been so much bigger if Harry was planning to attend.

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  1. Agnes says:

    Hugh is a really cute billionaire, I hope he and his bride have a happy day and just lol and eyeroll at all the BS Baldy is spewing to his new favorite mouthpiece.

    • This is just more of Peg hates Harry and Peg is putting it out there to make himself feel better. Unfortunately for Peg it just shows he is a jealous man child nothing more and he is interfering with Hugh’s and his bride to be big day. What an absolute Putz.

    • bisynaptic says:

      He’s a wealth hoarder.

      • Lawrenceville says:

        In that case then, he is absolutely not alone in this world, they’re hundreds of them out there. And since we have absolutely no idea how he distributes his wealth, let’s not be so quick to jump to being judgmental.

      • Shay says:

        So are millions of others. If the roles were reversed, I’m sure you’d save your coins for your family too. For all we know, he donates millions of euro a year.

      • Underhill says:

        That goes under the heading: Lawful but Awful. The concentration of wealth is a real problem, when most people struggle to live on what they make.

      • kirk says:

        Per Wikipedia, “Grosvenor is the chair of trustees of the Westminster Foundation, a charitable organization that focuses on helping vulnerable youth and their families by supporting local communities and educational e-spaces, and fighting inequality of opportunities.” He supports an organization started by his father that helps wounded British veterans. “In 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic, Grosvenor donated £12.5 million to the national COVID relief effort and to support the NHS, and £1 million to the University of Oxford to fund research projects on mental health and psychology.” Hugh and his sisters are trust fund babies who inherited wealth in connection with royal family. I do not know proportion of his wealth that is “hoarded” vs given away.

      • Isabella says:

        So it’s ok to be a wealth hoarder in a country where many people are having money probs because … other people are wealth hoarders. We don’t know if Hugh gives to charity but we should just assume that he does and praise him for it.

    • Lady Esther says:

      @Agnes “cute billionaire” – Aren’t they all? I find them simply adorable, LOL!

    • TheFarmer'sWife says:

      Maybe it’s just me, but sometimes I feel like the British press punks Peggy. I mean, neither of these articles flatters Peggy in any way. I find it hilarious that being an usher in a UK wedding is suddenly a starring role…really? In Canada, being asked to usher is for teenage relatives (or the weird forty-something brother who still lives at home) of the bride/groom to keep them occupied and out of the way. Harry simply wants to avoid taking the spotlight away from his friend’s wedding. Maybe the newly married couple will be honeymooning in Cali for a bit.

      • StillDouchesOfCambridge says:

        He doesnt read and his entourage is as twat as he is. The news people probably read it to him and make it sound excellent and angle it positively, when in fact they absolutely know he is not smart enough to see the different angles and how the exact same words make him look stupid and petty and childish and immature. Camilla can be heard laughing in echo in the night when she reads that. She is out to get Diana’s boys 💯

  2. OliviaOne says:

    What I am reading between the lines is that Harry decided not to come because he didnt want it to become about him, Meghan or the sh1tshow that is KP and the firm.

    • SarahCS says:

      Absolutely, at which point William decided IT’S MY TIME TO SHINE.

      • Mina_Esq says:

        Lol Sarah, your comment hit me just right!

      • OliviaOne says:

        Did you too have the image of an egg in diapers, smeared face with food proclaiming victory in an x stance on top of diapers, broken crockery, pillows and stolen crown gems?

      • Whyforthelove says:

        LOL sarah yes!!!!! Shine like the usher i was always meant to be!

      • Underhill says:

        I am sure he thinks so, he seems to want to, but the only thing that really shines about him is the light glancing off his bald dome.

      • MY3CENTS says:

        Is Willy going to wear white?

      • OliviaOne says:

        @MY3CENTS Just spat my coffee laughing 😛 Had a very vivid image of Bulliam in a maringue wedding dress holding a really big bouquet of flowers. Knauff most likely on his side holding his… train.

    • rosa mwemaid says:

      You don’t need to read between the lines, it was what was being written at the time that Harry turned down the ‘keep the date open’ The story was changed later, obviously rather embarrassing for the press if the truth was known. Reading the Excess today looks as if Harry might have come anyway, they are still making it about Harry not about Huge and the soon to be Mrs. Hugh.

    • HuffnPuff says:

      Bingo! And Huevo who can’t read any room whatsoever bossed in to not only attend but probably pitched a fit about needing a role just to try to hurt Harry. Once again, a grown man doing this crap. It’s funny that they gave him the role of usher though. Such a throwaway role for such an important person. Lol

      • Rnot says:

        Who would give him a more significant role after he bailed on his godfather’s memorial service? The RF don’t have any choice but it seems like everyone else knows not to rely on him.

    • Proud Mary says:

      OMG! OliviaOne, you and I had the same image, cuz I posted just that below without having seen your comment.

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      Harry – I’m sorry Hugh. The press will be so intrusive if I attend. I think it’s best to celebrate you from afar.

      William – HOLD MY EGG
      *shoves a rock that looks somewhat egg like into his security’s hands*

      “I’ve called this off the books press conference to tell you all that Harry is so upset that I have a starting role in the societal event of the year that he threw a tantrum and refused to come. All his old friends hate him now and love me. So he’s scared to be around all of us since we are so united and he’s alone. And we are obviously all filled with violent rage at the things he said about me in his book.

      I’m going to be using this wedding to highlight my various causes. For example – how important I am to a wedding I’m not remotely involved in. Except for my starring role of “grand master of the seating chart” – because it’s the *hiccup* most important job. …..
      without me the whole wedding would descend into chaos”.
      *mumble mumble mumble*
      William sharply perks up- startling the elderly reports, causing many to couch at their chests – and slur yells “I AM THE LYNCHPIN OF THIS WEDDING!”

      royal reporters who had been catching each others eye to make faces “right of course you are! The most important usher to have ever ushed an ush. Absolutely.”

      • Mslove says:

        “Grand master of the seating chart”
        I am laughing so hard, Peg should get a medal for that, lol.

      • Joyful Liluri says:

        Omg I’m crying.

        Can you imagine his security looking in their hand – “sir, where did you get this …. Egg?” (Because it’s a rock)

        And William ranting – ohhhh so only Archie can have chickens?!? Harry knew that chickens were MY thing. That’s why so many people call me “Egg”! Because they are protesting Harry taking chickens away from me for Archie. ALL CHICKENS ARE MINE!

        Security – yes sir. *turns away and whispers into his wrist mic” code red. Cancel the visit to the school run farm planned for today. They have chickens. Repeat. They have chickens.

      • Whyforthelove says:

        Grand master of Seating Charts lol LOVE IT

      • Moniquep says:

        @ Joyful, when and where is your next show? You got me rolling here!

      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        I made it to “grand master of the seating chart” and just lost it laughing.


      • BlueNailsBetty says:

        “ They have chickens. Repeat. They have chickens.”


      • Joyful Liluri says:

        William – WAIT UNTIL MY FATHER HEARS ABOUT THIS! *pulls out his phone and starts texting furiously*

        Charles’s phone beeps. As he reads the text message from the heir, his brow furrows. It reads –

        “Chuck- I’m gonna have a law passed that says only I can have chickens. I’ve suffered enough! I’ve lost enough because of that red headed fool!
        Sincerely – Egg, the rightful owner and patron of chickens, aka William the Conqueror the 2nd

        Charles sighs and punches the bridge of his nose.

        Charles – “can someone please get the prime minister on the phone for me? I feel the need to dissolve parliament”

      • aftershocks says:

        🤣😂😆 LOL! @Joyful Liluri. You need to pen a parody of Shakespeare’s Henry V, and entitle it, “William V: The Wayward Life and Times of Bully Cain Willileaks, The Incandescent Rage Monster aka Peggers.”

    • Kelsey says:

      To us folks who have more than 3 working brain cells, yes, it definitely appears that this was the real reason right here. And we can already see from how the media is acting that it was probably the right call for them and for Hugh/his bride. I’m sure they understand (and probably appreciate the sentiments tbh)

      • Moniquep says:

        I can even see Harry inviting his friend to come to casa de Montecito for a hangout later after the wedding.

    • Becks1 says:

      I also wonder if whenever Hugh and Harry talked about the wedding, Hugh asked Harry to be an usher and Harry said no because of William and the tensions etc. That would explain why we’re hearing so much about how important William is because he’s an usher. harry was asked first.

      • Joyful Liluri says:

        For those wondering – the British version of usher seems slightly larger than the American version of usher.

        British ushers are supposed to arrive quite early and help with any last minute issues or set up complications.

        Once it’s wedding time – they hand out programs and show people to their seats.

        Same old.

        It does seem like there is usually only a small amount of “attendants” – ie best man, maid of honor – for the bride and the groom. So depending on your relationship with the groom, it might be nice to be asked to be an usher. But again. You are still just an usher.

        Besides – all the real support and help for the bride and groom happens behind the scenes in the months leading up to the wedding. Ie drama control etc.

        But William – a guest and usher – is the one baking, serving and offering the drama around to anyone interested.

        No way are Hugh’s actual friends impressed by this shit.

      • equality says:

        Good luck to Hugh in having PW arrive at all, much less early.

      • Christine says:

        LOL, equality! Word. They should have made an invitation specifically for him with a 2 hour earlier start time. They could have even called it The Royal Invitation, and dummy would have been flattered to be an even bigger “star” than just an usher.

      • Mrs.Krabapple says:

        @equality – yeah, maybe William will decide he needs to “look after Kate” that day and not show up at all. Or, show up late and drunk.

  3. StellainNH says:

    The centerpiece of a wedding is the bride and groom. I’m sure Harry didn’t want to be there for any drama his idiot brother may cause. Stirring pots into a rolling boil is not a think that Harry wants to do. Good for him.

  4. equality says:

    I doubt that PH has lost touch with those who were true friends, including army buddies and friends from Eton. Everybody loses touch with some people over the years.

  5. Tessa says:

    If harry accepted the invite the headlines would be about William and Charles snubbing harry and where harry is staying etc

  6. Amy says:

    I do believe that Harry is closer to Hugh, but 14 year old Hugh attended Harry’s 21st birthday party??? Also, Hugh neither attended Eton nor was in the military. This, as always, is total garbage. Huevo is Hector Projector-ing all over the place.

    • SueBarbri33 says:

      This was going to be my comment. Hugh didn’t even go to Eton. I have no doubt that Hugh and the Windsor’s mix together on social occasions, but he’s never struck me as one of their close friends. If nothing else, the ages are wrong.

    • Christine says:


    • Eurydice says:

      Yes, I was just counting out the timeline on my fingers. I love how these articles will include random facts that completely negate what they’re trying to say.

    • OliviaOne says:

      How bizarre he wasn’t shipped off to Eton.

    • Amy Bee says:

      Perhaps it’s the press that’s making Harry closer to Grosvenor than is reality. I don’t believe he’s one of Harry’s close friends. I think the connection is really that their fathers were friends.

    • Proud Mary says:

      I didn’t know any of this about this Hugh person, but the entire article had the feeling of William trying to prove that its a big deal that he gets to be usher, because Hugh is Harry’s best friend. Please give me the phone number of the three adults out of 7 billion, who still have respect for William.

  7. Hypocrisy says:

    Good lord this makes Peggy look absolutely pathetic. I bet that Duke regrets the invite, I certainly wouldn’t be issuing him anymore invites.. also being petty Peg and his egghead🥚 standing next to the full head of hair Duke will be entertaining.

    • 809Matriarch says:

      Poor Willy never manages to shine though – especially when the spotlight IS on him 😂.

      • Proud Mary says:

        809Matriarch, 100! He’s so embarrassingly awkward. Has zero social skills.

  8. Nubia says:

    Its opposite day again. Harry has shown time and time again that he is not a coward and would not shy away just because his miserable family is present. The funerals,coronation were virtually walking into the Lions den but he still went held his head high and DGAF. Charles and William are the wimps that always have excuses not to be around Harry.

    • Proud Mary says:

      You are absolutely right, Nubia. Harry has no problem being in a room with William, though he is absolutely justified in feeling that way about his abusive brother. Nonetheless, it is William, the thin skin, however, who has made it clear through his media lackeys that he never wants to be in the same room with Harry — for example, all the noise about how he made it a point to leave the Diana charity event, before Harry’s appearance, even though Harry made his appearance from a whole ‘nother country.

  9. MSS says:

    This is stupid, Harry’s absence at Hugh Grosvenor’s wedding definitely isn’t shocking because him not going was stated nearly a year ago. Harry and William are only two years apart, so Harry’s not much closer in age to Hugh, William is 9 years older than Hugh while Harry is 7 years older.

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      Right? Omg hahahahha

      “Shocking news! Prince Harry doing what he said he was going to do a year ago. William is incandescent! Consistency is mine, William roared! Making a decision and sticking to it is MY thing! Harry has not responded to our request for comment”

  10. s808 says:

    Everyone is doing a lot over this wedding. How did we get here and why is it such a big deal that H chose not to go? It’s not the first he’s turned down. Why is this one so significant?

    • Sue says:

      I think mainly it’s because there is literally nothing interesting going on with the BRF that the press is prepared to actually talk about. We’re getting silly stories about some 40 yr old guy being the “star” of a friend’s wedding because he’s going to be an usher when we really should be getting stories about Kate and what’s going on with her health and her marriage. We all know if this had been Meghan out of sight for months like this the press would be going insane with endless stories and speculation.

      • CM says:

        Only bc the narrative of continuing to pit Diana’s boys against each other – in every context- makes them lots of $$$$$. That’s it.

    • Jais says:

      Honestly, I think it’s bc this guy is so rich. There’s no royal weddings or princess of wales pictures so this super rich person wedding is being used as a surrogate for royal gossip. And William is dutifully providing the papers with stories by acting like a trashy guest making it all about himself and his psychodrama jealousy over his brother. The rota is bored and this wedding is giving them royal adjacent stories to write about.

    • Ennie says:

      He Is very royal adjacent as he is the one lending his helicopter/s to William when he wants to lie low from the public. I think He is the closest to. “Younger brother” in the RF in terms of wealth and connections, hence the reporting craziness

      • jemmy says:

        KC3’s family & the Grosvenors have been close through 3 to 4 generations.

        Hugh Grosvenor is a god father to both Prince George & Prince Archie.

        Princess Diana was the godmother of Hugh’s older Sister who married the oldest of the van Cutsem Brothers ( Edward van Cutsem) with KC3 as his god father.

        Their Father, Hugh Sir was a very close friend of KC3 from their university days.

        Both William & Harry & the Van Custems are god parents to each other’s children.
        If anything both William & Harry are equally close to the groom
        All the noise is just the UK tabloids being petty and having nothing to write about

      • Jais says:

        Do we know for certain that he is a godfather to Archie? I know it gets reported but pretty sure there has been no true confirmation. He may be. But I don’t think we know for certain?

      • jemma says:

        @Jais- U may not be want to accept this but it doesn’t mean that it is not true or it is not believable .
        Fee l free to believe whatever U wish to. UR denial or non acknowledge does make it non plausible
        Besides there is no reason why the public records would want to lie about Hugh being Archie’s God Father . Perhaps U may wish to take up ur scepticism with the below.


        PS: not everyone just sprouts nonsense on this platform. Some of us take the time to verify stuff b/4 writing about it.

      • Square2 says:

        @JEMMA What “the public records”? In the article you linked, neither the Sussex or The Duke confirm he is Archie’s Godfather. Only T&C said so (and had not mentioned the souce for this claim didn’t make it true). Town & Country magazine is a barely not full tabloid-like magazine & a bit less snobby than Tatler magazine.

        The only fact we knew is that Tyler Perry is Lili’s Godfather. That’s it.

      • Joyful Liluri says:

        I’m with @jais. If Harry and Meghan haven’t said it or confirmed it – then we don’t know with any degree of certainty.

        They keep their world and privacy locked up tight. As they should and also as they need.

        The only godparent we know of with certainty is Tyler Perry. The rest are just speculation and the slobbering of the feral and rabid rr. Someone should take them for their shots and delousing.

      • Jais says:

        My skepticism at asking if we know for sure Hugh is Archie’s godfather? I asked a question. I never said anyone spouted nonsense. Thank you for the town and country link @jemmy. From what I can tell, the article contains a passive sentence that says it’s been revealed that hugh is Archie’s godfather. It never says who revealed that fact. And listen, like I said, he very well may be. But I wouldn’t take that town and country article as absolute proof. It definitely suggests that he is. The press is clearly being coy about this. Like @joyful said, I feel like Tyler Perry is the only publicly confirmed one.

      • Wagiman says:

        Jemma I barely understood your post but town and country is basically a posher tab magazine, not public records. So I don’t think you’ve verified anything. Nonsense, indeed.

      • Saucy&Sassy says:

        jemma, the article says that ‘it has been revealed’ but didn’t say how. It also says that H&M have never stated who the godparents are. This is simply speculation. I suspect that used Hugh Grosvenor to create an article for clicks.

        Sorry, this is not a public record. This is a ‘light’ tabloid. What I mean by that is ‘The Enquirer’ is full on tabloid. T&C are not as obvious, but they’re clearly making stuff up. They do that a lot.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        Does it really matter, William’s children have god parents but William says he doesn’t do religion, so why have his children got god parents and what does it matter. What difference does it make in real life.

    • Liz says:

      He’s fabulously wealthy and it’s a big aristo wedding.

      But really people will just look at the photos to see what the women including the bride are wearing

  11. Elle says:

    It’s inevitably going to be the main thing “reported” on whether he goes or not, but by not going it lends to speculation from afar. By going it turns into the William and Harry show which is much worse. While I am sure he wanted to go to see his friend get married, he also likely didn’t want to go for many very valid reasons. At the end of the day, he made the very thoughtful decision to not go so as to not make the wedding all about him.

  12. rosa mwemaid says:

    I read last year that Harry declined the ‘keep the day open’ because he knew that if he and Meghan attended all the attention of the press would be on them rather than the bride and groom, that sounds more like the Harry we know than anything dreamt up by Quinn and his ilk.

    • Feeshalori says:

      That’s exactly what I heard, so all of this is sh*t stirring by William the usher and the media. It’s just a shame that he’s hijacked a wedding and made it all about himself for his own selfish purposes.

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      I cannot imagine that Meghan would want to attend an event packed with the aristos who welcomed her with racism, rudeness, passive aggression, vicious gossip and did everything in their power to make her feel unwelcome and alone.

      Harry could go. But I doubt he would want to hang out with bigots who haven’t had any personal growth since entering Etonian.

      He probably could stomach it for his friend. But Harry also realizes that any event he attends or might attend is blood in the water for the press. Best to keep them all safe and not attend.

      • rosa mwemaid says:

        He did originally say he wasn’t attending because of the press. The press made the rest up unless it was driven by KP briefings. Who knows, what we do know is the gutter press are pushing Harry and Hugh around.

  13. Hollz says:

    Are bachelor parties a thing in the UK? Because I am so hoping Harry flies in for that and leaves without saying a word and we just get some photos of Harry and Hugh hanging out, having a good time celebrating the upcoming wedding… sans William.

    • Genevieve says:

      They are definitely a thing, usually called stag do’s.

    • Aries48 says:


    • Proud Mary says:

      Sorry, but I don’t share your sentiment. William has already made coverage of this wedding into a competition between him and Harry. Harry’s appearance at a stag party will just add more fuel to that coverage. If they are truly friends, Harry can invite Hugh and his bride to beautiful Montecito for a quiet weekend.

  14. Proud Mary says:

    I’ll guarantee bottom dollar that NO ONE associated with Harry is speaking to any trash azz British tabloid, let alone the Mirror, a rag that Harry is driving into the ground with his lawsuit. William is so desperately pathetic, what a complete and utter zero this guy is. It’s clear to anyone who’s paying the slightest attention that Harry and Meghan would go out of their way to avoid making someone else’s wedding all about themselves. And if they had gone, it would have been because Harry wanted to celebrate his friend on his friend’s special day, and not because he wanted to be a friggin usher. What kind of grown up normal person goes around bragging about being a sorry AZZ USHER???? This guy William is a whole azz future King walking around in dirty diapers. For you Brits, its nappies!

    • Saucy&Sassy says:

      Proud Mary, frankly, I think it’s in poor taste. If he had been named the best man, this would be in poor taste. I actually feel a little sorry for some of the aristocrats who have to invite the royals whether they want to or not. Who in their right mind would invite all of this–because I can’t believe that someone had to know what was going to happen.

      The aristos really need to stop the pandering to the royals.

  15. Miranda says:

    If I were Hugh and Olivia, I’d be disinviting William. Very publicly. Not leaving any room for him to pull some “you can’t fire me, I quit” nonsense. Tell him it’s a child-free wedding and his tantrum-prone ass can’t be trusted.

    • Jais says:

      Tell William it’s a child-free wedding so his tantrum-ass can’t come?🤭 Since they made the man-child an usher they’re stuck with him. I’d be regretting that choice if it was my wedding but rich people are different. Having the future king be an usher/servant at a wedding might be considered a serve or something. William thinks it’s an honor but maybe it’s a subtle diss and William’s head is just too big to see it. Charles isn’t even going. Or maybe it really is an honor to be the usher at the wedding of someone richer than he is.

      • Joyful Liluri says:

        My theory.

        Charles isn’t going because he’s a coward.

        He did not invite the majority of aristocrats to his coronation. Preferring it seems, to invite those who were willing to pay the seat price at the event. As opposed to the loyalty of the aristocracy that upholds the entire idea of the monarchy and the importance of lineage.

        No way he’s going to see all of them at a wedding where he is a mere guest – the same level as all those he “punished”. He has universally run from anything uncomfortable- no way is he going to risk someone being passive aggressive to him or slightly snarky.


      • Jais says:

        Lol, well considering he didn’t invite them all to the coronation, he’s going to be waiting for that respect for a while😂

    • Eurydice says:

      A multi-billionaire duke is going to disinvite the future king? I don’t think so – they’re all part of the same set.

      • MaryContrary says:

        This. Plus I really don’t think they’re going to want to invite more drama into their wedding.

    • Bren says:

      I said months ago that Hugh should rescind the invite to the Wales after the first article, and not allow the tabloids to use his wedding to further William’s agenda and malign Harry.

    • Renae says:

      They would have the perfect “excuse” to dis-invite as Egg will be in Normandy and will have to fly back early for this shindig.
      I have a feeling he will miss it anyway due to “scheduling”.

  16. ML says:

    The only thing Tom Quinn knows for sure is that Harry was invited, will not be attending, and W hates his brother. He used a heckuva lotta supposition to write his ensuing article.

  17. Juliana says:

    Don’t think Hugh will forget how unbelievably petty and tacky William is behaving leading up to his wedding, centering himself around everything. The bride and groom will not appreciate this shit. He’s embarrassing himself in these aristo circles and continues to ruin whatever goodwill he thinks he has. Such an asshole.

    • Aries48 says:

      I suspect this isn’t the first time Willy has embarrassed himself with the aristos, but given his position (future king…) they put up with him. If anything, they know what they’re getting– because that’s all that they’ve ever gotten–and how to deal with it.

      Still, I hope Harry just shows up at the church for the service and disappears without a word.

      • Amy Bee says:

        Harry’s not going to the wedding. If he was it would have been leaked already.

    • Joyful Liluri says:

      Harry can move with stealth because his friends love him and keep his plans entirely quiet.

      He could easily be attending under a pseudonym in all the wedding planning so there is no way to leak it.

      Whatever decision he makes, Harry will be making the right choice for the benefit of a large amount of people.

      When has William every made a choice that put the happiness or health if annyobe else above his own whims?

  18. Louise177 says:

    Maybe it’s different in England but since when is being an usher a badge of honor? It would be funny if Hugh and his wife spent their honeymoon in California.

  19. Amy Bee says:

    I’ll just say that Tom Quinn is the male version of Angela Levin. Harry had to spend most of his life in the same room with Camilla and was around William after the Queen died, he can handle being in the same room with William for this effing wedding. I’m more inclined to believe the timing wasn’t right. He’s just returned from the UK and Nigeria and Lili’s birthday is June 4.

  20. Harla A Brazen Hussy says:

    I recall reading years ago, before WandK were elevated to sainthood, that the then Cambridge’s used to borrow Hugh’s private jet frequently to fly off on their private holidays. The press was quite salty about it at the time but wow, how times have changed.

  21. aquarius64 says:

    This is the royal edition of Wedding Crashers, but Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn showed more class in that movie. Guest list: the Middletons are out and the Rocksavages are in. That’s some gossip.

    • Liz says:

      Interesting. I watched a docu recently on the Middletons and saw Carole looking very smiley with the groom Hugh. They were leaving a christening.

      I’m surprised she didn’t target him for Pippa.

  22. HeatherC says:

    Not for nothing, but my cousin S got married recently. Her now-husband D has a…dramatic….family. One of his cousins (that he doesn’t really like) was made an usher because his mom had a tantrum over not including “more” family. It’s a throw away position just to fill the program. If William really thinks being an usher makes him the star of anything…..

  23. DARK says:

    Soo who is William bringing as his date for the wedding?

    • Proud Mary says:

      I said back when this ridiculous story first surfaced that the real issue here is that, despite claims that KittyKat would be out and about by Easter, the real controversy is whether William would have a wedding date. I think all this silly noise is to distract from the questions surrounding Kate’s disappearance.

  24. Feeshalori says:

    Let’s look at the positive, maybe William will jump up on a table, drunk ass dance, and fall and break his other tooth.

    • TN Democrat says:

      The aristocrats are going to put him in his place one way or another. The source will not be obvious, but the shenanigans are going too far. Will-not is planting stories about people above his pay grade that barely tolerate him. Charles antagonized the aristocrats by not inviting most of them to the con-a-nation. The comeuppance will be divine because 8 years of nonsense directed at Harry is enough, especially when it devolves into including the people really controlling the country.

      • Feeshalori says:

        I hope you’re right, because William definitely deserves his comeuppance no matter from what quarter he gets it. Considering his missing ill wife and his smug demeanor, he shouldn’t be doing anything to rock the boat. Hijacking an aristocrat’s wedding is definitely not keeping him in the good graces of the aristocrats.

  25. Lau says:

    I don’t know much about the organisation of posh British people’s wedding so I need to ask : what does a usher do during the ceremony ?
    Because William is trying to make it sound really important when we know that if any actual work is involved he won’t do it. Clearly he’s not going to usher people around, showing them to their seats so what is he going to do really ? He’s not going to be a best man from what I understand.

  26. Thelma says:

    Anytime I think my lack of respect for William can’t go any lower, he proves me wrong! He’s such a petty, egotistical baby. Grow up William!

  27. Julie says:

    They seem to share similar values of service and even temperament. I’m not surprised they are better friends. I can easily imagine Harry not coming to make sure the focus remains on the couple. Harry probably met with them on one of his trips to the UK.

  28. Kane says:

    I think someone on Team Grosvesner or Team Palace decided to get some press for Hugh and flick their finger at harr at tge sane time.
    After seeing their work Hugh freaked out and decided to walk it back as best he can. Lol.

    Yeah! That Harry can’t cone to the wedding. A week later– well he decided not to come, didn’t want to be a distraction you know, oh please stop discussing my lack of paying taxes.

    • Joyful Liluri says:


      You think Hugh was the one who blabbed to the tabloids about William being the star of his wedding?

      And that Harry was so hurt about William getting a “star” role at a society wedding – a society that Harry has voluntarily and happily stepped away from – so he threw a temper tantrum and refused to come to the wedding.

      When Harry – according to the press – called Hugh and told him he wouldn’t be able to make it. Almost a year ago.

      William is well documented as being incandescently jealous of his brother and also has been caught in many many lies. Most of which are attempts to make himself look better than his brother.

      Harry is respected around the world for the work that he does and for the way in which he’s breaking horrific generational cycles and curses.

      William might be a laughing stock BUT he’s also an usher. That will show Harry!

      William did this. Not Hugh. Hugh has never chased the spotlight and I doubt he would wish to center a different man in his own wedding.

  29. Shay says:

    Harry’s gift to the duke on his wedding day is no drama coming from him. If there’s anything said or done, it’s all on William.

  30. BQM says:

    The very close bonds between the Grosvenors and the royals go back to at least the 1st Duke and the Duchess of Teck, mother of Queen Mary. Their children Margaret and Adolphus (2nd and last Duke of Teck) respectively even married in 1894. More recently, Hugh’s mother Natalia, aunt Alexandra, maternal grandmother Georgina , great aunt Myra, were amongst the closest friends of Philip and Elizabeth. His maternal great grandparents Zia and Harold Wernher were de facto aunt and uncle to Philip and their son, who was KIA in ww2, was his best friend and idol. Zia and Philip were also relations—his grandmother Olga and her father Michael were first cousins. (Zia was also more distantly related to the queen.) So Hugh is a fifth cousin to William and Harry.

  31. Oh come on. says:

    The Prince of Wales’ trying to make someone else’s wedding about his own beef with his brother is so embarrassing. He’s beclowning himself, and I have to think he’s annoying the bride and groom. He just can’t be trusted to behave appropriately in public. Hard to imagine this guy as a king.

    The Brits better get rid of the monarchy before this guy beclowns the country on the world stage.

  32. samipup says:

    This may have been said already, but yeah. Grown men and women actually think and talk about this petty gossip continually and for years? LET IT GO!!! Don’t they have interest, JOBS, hobbies, families that are interesting or worth worrying and talking about? And actually persecution and harassment might be better descriptors of what they engage is. Gossip is painful. What HM endure is evil and cruel.

  33. Magdalena says:

    What I am getting from all this is that basically, William and Grosvenor are not that close at all (which is the opposite of what the papers said years ago), but he decided to make him one of George’s godparents in order to have access to the private jet which the family has at its disposal. Eyes on the prize and all that. Think of all the times we subsequently heard that Kate and William had taken that private jet hither and thither, and then suddenly all such reports petered off…

    What would motivate someone to ask a mere acquaintance to occupy such an important role in a child’s life?

    There were some eyebrows raised at the time at how young he was when he became George’s godfather – was that just William asserting hierarchy and deciding that HIS son deserved a billionaire godfather, laying claim to Harry’s friend, knowing that he might one day become godparent to one of Harry’s future children? We still don’t have any official confirmation of who A’s godparents are anyway.

  34. OliviaOne says:

    Can’t wait for the articles **after** the wedding how Meghan bullying the bride, the groom, Bulliam, Khate.. Charlie, Cowmilla… the kids, the ushers, the clergy, the flower girl, the catering staff.. by not being there.

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