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All the details of the wedding dress of the year: the Duchess of Westminster

The Prince of Wales has attended one of the biggest society weddings of the year as he watched his friend, the Duke of Westminster, marry Olivia Henson.

The new Duchess of Westminster wore a classic gown for the Chester Cathedral ceremony. 

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Henson turned to designer Emma Victoria Payne for her elegant gown. The ivory silk crepe satin and ivory silk organza piece included several distinctive features, including a scalloped neckline, a cut-out back, and three-quarter length sleeves. 

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She also wore a hand-embroidered waterfall veil with strong family ties. The veil features newly reimagined versions of antique motifs from Henson’s great-grandmother’s veil, as well as Henson and Grosvenor’s initials and wedding date. 

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Notably, the bride wore the Fabergé Myrtle Leaf Tiara for her wedding. Several brides in the family have worn the tiara that was first acquired in 1906.

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The French jewellery house created the tiara to mimic a laurel wreath. Lady Mabel Crichton wore it for her wedding to Lord Hugh Grosvenor in 1906; one of the current Duke’s sisters wore it for her 2004 wedding to Edward van Cutsem. 

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Olivia Henson married Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster, at Chester Cathedral. Several royals attended the ceremony, including the Prince of Wales who acted as an usher and Princess Eugenie. 

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