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The Duke of Westminster died suddenly yesterday, age 64, after apparently suffering a heart attack at Abbeystead House in Lancashire, his grouse shooting estate. Father-of-four Gerald Grosvenor, the 6th Duke, was the richest property developer in the UK, with his vast wealth coming from estates in Oxford, Cheshire, and Scotland as well as huge swathes of Mayfair and Belgravia. His death means his son Hugh (inset left as a baby with his father and mother Natalia), 25, who is Prince George’s godfather, will now inherit the entire estate, including the family seat in Cheshire, Eaton Hall. The Queen (pictured with the Duke at his daughter Lady Tamara’s wedding in 2004) has been informed and tonight sent a personal condolence on behalf of the Royal family, while William (with the Duke, inset) and Kate were said to be ‘very sad’ to learn his death, adding in a statement that their ‘thoughts are very much with his family’.The Duke is also pictured with Princess Diana, left.

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