The Princess of Wales opened the Hope Street Centre

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On Tuesday, the Princess of Wales reconnected with a close family friend at the opening of a new family-friendly residential facility in Southampton.

Catherine, 41, went to the Hope Street Centre, which was built to give women and their kids a secure place to be while they go through the legal system.


The Princess of Wales was welcomed by Edwina Grosvenor, founder of the charity One Small Thing
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Lady Edwina Grosvenor, the founder and chairwoman of One Small Thing, the nonprofit organization that is responsible for the center, gave her a tour of the building.

The late Princess of Wales’ goddaughter is Lady Edwina Grosvenor, age 41; while Huge Grosvenor, her younger brother, is the 7th Duke of Westminster and Prince George’s godfather.

Along with Lady Tamara van Cutsem and Lady Viola Roberts, Hugh and Lady Edwina were among the children of the late Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster.


Hope Street provides a safe space for women who are going through the court system
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A founding investor and ambassador of the Clink Restaurant chain, which prepares prisoners for employment in the catering industry, Lady Edwina also founded One Small Thing, a nonprofit organization that seeks to redesign the legal system for women and their children.

In 2005, Lady Edwina earned a degree in criminology and sociology from Northumbria University. In August 2021, she earned a master’s degree in criminology and crime scene management from Solent University.

She also serves on the advisory board of the Oxford University Faculty of Law’s Centre for Criminology and is a patron of Paladin, the nation’s sole national advocacy organization for stalking victims.


Lady Edwina and her husband, Dan Snow, at Harry and Meghan’s wedding
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In a private ceremony in Woolton, Liverpool, in November 2010, she wed British TV host Dan Snow. Three kids are raised by the couple.

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Among the attendees at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal nuptials at Windsor’s St. George’s Chapel in May 2018 were Lady Edwina and Dan.

Who is Hugh Grosvenor, 7th Duke of Westminster?


Hugh Grosvenor at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018
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When his father Gerald Grosvenor, 6th Duke of Westminster, passed away in 2016 from a heart attack while strolling on his Lancashire estate’s Abbeystead Estate, the Duke assumed control of his family’s billion-pound fortune and estate.

At a memorial service for the late Duke held at Chester Cathedral, William and Catherine were among those present.

The Duke is a member of the royal inner circle, and Grosvenor Group owns about 300 acres of land in Mayfair and Belgravia as well as significant city center projects like Liverpool’s ONE shopping center.


Hugh Grosvenor at Harry and Meghan’s wedding in 2018
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Hugh and his family were listed in 13th place on the Sunday Times Rich List of the UK’s wealthiest individuals in 2022 with an estimated combined net worth of just under £10 billion.

The Duke proposed to Olivia Henson, his girlfriend of two years, in April of this year.

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