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Quiet funeral for billionaire Duke of Westminster

By David Wilcock

Published 13/08/2016

A funeral service has been held for the Duke of Westminster
A funeral service has been held for the Duke of Westminster

The funeral of billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster has taken place.

A "quiet private" service was held on Friday for Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, the Omagh-born sixth duke, after he died of a heart attack aged 64.

The close friend of the royal family died on Tuesday at the Royal Preston Hospital after being transferred from his Abbeystead Estate in Lancashire.

In a statement, the Grosvenor Estate said: "A quiet private funeral service, attended only by close family members, was held this afternoon, Friday August 12, for the Duke of Westminster who died on Tuesday August 9 2016."

No more details of the service - including its location - were released, but a memorial service will be held later this year.

It is understood that no members of the royal family attended the funeral service.

The landowner was worth around $10.8bn (£8.3bn), according to Forbes, making him the 68th richest person in the world, and third in the UK.

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