Shropshire Star

Royal race row expands to include billionaire who went to Ellesmere College

A former student of a Shropshire college - and one of Britain's richest men - has been drawn into the race row engulfing the Royal Family.

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Hugh Grosvenor, the Duke of Westminster, who is an ex-pupil of Ellesmere College, has reportedly decided not to invite Harry and Meghan to his society wedding to avoid 'drama'.

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan are under fire following the publication of a book by Omid Scobie which contained two names of senior members of the Royal Family, in the edition published in the Netherlands, who are said to have speculated about the skin colour of the couple's first child.

Hugh Grosvenor is one of Prince Harry's closest friends and godfather to his son Archie, and according to Mail Online had been keen on inviting the Sussexes before putting the brakes on plans so that his pending wedding is not "overshadowed" by the row rocking the monarchy.