Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster

Duke of Westminster
Born Dec 22, 1951

Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, CB, CVO, OBE, CD, TD, DL, KJStJ, is the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and his wife Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton. He is the owner of property company Grosvenor Group. According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2011, the Duke of Westminster is worth £7.35 billion placing him seventh in the list and making him the richest British person.… Read More

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1951 Birth Born on December 22, 1951.


1970 18 Years Old As the Earl Grosvenor he joined the Territorial Army in 1970, as a trooper, family estate responsibilities having caused him to abandon a Regular Army career in the 9th/12th Lancers.


1973 21 Years Old After entering RMA Sandhurst in 1973, he passed out as an officer cadet and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Territorial and Army Volunteer Reserve of the Royal Armoured Corps (Queen's Own Yeomanry) on 13 May 1973.
1975 23 Years Old He was promoted to lieutenant on 13 May 1975 and to captain on 1 July 1980.
1978 26 Years Old The Duke of Westminster married Natalia Ayesha Phillips, the daughter of Lt-Col. Harold Pedro Joseph Phillips and his wife Georgina Wernher, in 1978. … Read More


1984 32 Years Old He was a member of the MCC and Royal Yacht Squadron and President of Worcestershire County Cricket Club in 1984–86 and of the Youth Sports Trust 1996–2004.
1985 33 Years Old He was promoted to the acting rank of major on 1 January 1985 and to the substantive rank on 22 December.
1990 38 Years Old He was Vice-President of the Royal Engineers Music Foundation 1990–94.


Promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 1 April 1992, he subsequently commanded the North Irish Horse, the Cheshire Yeomanry Squadron, founded by his ancestors, and the Queen's Own Yeomanry.
1993 41 Years Old He was Vice-President of the Royal United Services Institute from 1993 until 2012, President of The Tank Museum, Bovington, from 2002, and a committee member of the National Army Museum between 1988–97 and from 2013 until his death. … Read More
1994 42 Years Old He was promoted to colonel on 31 December 1994 and was appointed honorary colonel of the 7th Regt Army Air Corps (1 January 1996) and the Northumbrian Universities Officer Training Corps (30 November 1995). … Read More
1995 43 Years Old The Duke was Grand Prior of the Priory of England of the Military and Hospitaller Order of St Lazarus of Jerusalem, 1995–2001.
2000 48 Years Old …  In April 2000, the firm moved into new London offices. … Read More


2002 50 Years Old He was President of the committee planning the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester from 1998, and from 1991 until 1994 had been Director of the committee set up to coordinate the projected 2000 Summer Olympic Games and Paralympics that would have been held at Manchester had the British bid succeeded.
2004 52 Years Old In 2004, he was appointed to the new post of Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets), with promotion in the rank of major-general.
2007 55 Years Old In March 2007, having served in the Ministry of Defence as Assistant CDS for four years, he handed over responsibility for 50,000 reservists and 138,000 cadets to Major General Simon Lalor, in the wake of the Eliot Spitzer prostitution scandal in which Grosvenor was also implicated.
2011 59 Years Old 1 More Event
The Duke became Deputy Commander Land Forces (Reserves) in May 2011. … Read More


2016 64 Years Old 1 More Event
…  According to the Sunday Times Rich List 2016, the Duke was worth £9.35 billion (c.
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