The title Duke of Westminster was created by Queen Victoria in 1874 and bestowed upon Richard Grosvenor, the 3rd Marquess of Westminster.
Current Duke of Westminster
The current Duke of Westminster is Major-General Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, KG, OBE, TD, DL (born 22 December 1951 in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland).
The Duke is the son of Robert George Grosvenor, 5th Duke of Westminster, and his wife Hon. Viola Maud Lyttelton.
Past and Present Dukes of Westminster
1st Duke of Westminster the so called "Richest Man in Horseracing", One of the most successful British race horse owners of all time.
Grandson of Hugh Grosvenor the 1st Duke of Westminster. The 2nd Duke competed in the London Olympics as a motorboat racer for Great Britain.
Another grandson of Hugh Grosvenor the 1st Duke of Westminster. The Third Duke died in 1963 at the age of 68, unmarried and childless
Commanded an armored cavalry regiment in World War II as a lieutenant-colonel and was wounded in the leg by a shell splinter
On October 3, 1971, he was appointed honorary colonel of the North Irish Horse.
The richest aristocrat in the United Kingdom, the Duke of Westminster has topped the Sunday Times Rich List.