THE PRINCE OF WALES AND HIS SONS ATTEND THE REQUIEM MASS FOR HUGH VAN CUTSEM

The Prince of Wales, accompanied by the Duchess of Cornwall, attended a Requiem Mass for the late Hugh van Cutsem, who had been a close, long-time friend of the prince.  Hugh van Cutsem was an avid conservationist and one of the country’s finest shots.  Van Cutsem and his family lived for a while in Anmer Hall in Norfolk, which is now set to become the country home of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.  Also in attendance at the Mass were the prince’s sons, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry, along with the Duke of Northumberland, the Duke and Duchess of Westminster, and Prince Hans Adam and Princess Marie Aglae of Liechtenstein.  The Requiem Mass took place at the Cathedral of St. Mary and St. Helen in Essex on September 11, 2013.  Hugh van Cutsem’s widow, Emilie, was accompanied by their four sons, Edward, Hugh, Nicholas, and William, and their respective wives.  The eldest, Edward, is married to the former Lady Tamara Grosvenor, daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Westminster; while Hugh, is married to the former Rose Astor.  The van Cutsems’ ties to the royal family are close.  Edward was a page boy at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, and Hugh van Cutsem’s granddaughter, Grace, was a bridesmaid at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.  Photos by PacificCoastNews, Bauer Griffin and Getty Images.

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