There are pics of Hugh out partying after his father died if the dates are correct.
But, I do feel sorry him as well.
Where? Do you mean those published by the DM? I think those are from his uni years
Oh, ok good. One post I saw insinuated it was recent and I thought that was either very disrespectful or he didn't like his father very much
Had it been from this week, then it would not only have been odd, but very disrespectful, even when you don't like the person who passed away, you should behave decently for at least a while. Anyway, the party pics are not new! And they are from several parties. All depends how the wording is, so some can make it seem like it is more recent than it really is.
Well, yes and no IMO. Becoming the Godfather to Prince George THE Prince George, heir to the heir to the heir of the British throne, future King WILL put you into the spotlight. This was a choice. I don't think Hugh should have said no and refused, but saying yes does put one into the spotlight.
I really can't tell you how abhorrent I've found the trash reporting about Hugh Grosvenor this week. He has a day job, seems discreet, has never let himself down.
I miss a world in which mourning and bereavement were respected.
So so right. They do everything to avoid the press
Decency has long been lost.
Also, I think that the ACTUAL mourning has been respected
No shots of mourners. No photos of the coffin. No paparazzi shots in Hugh's face, outside his home, at his place of business etc.
Yes, public discourse has taken place, bringing up disgusting bits, as well as more admirable aspects, of the Duke's behavior.
IMO gossip is just that. He's now one of the richest individuals on the planet, with all the concomitant power. Observing and discussing how they use or misuse that power is both necessary and important.
You own half of Mayfair. Your actions determine people's livelihoods. You're going to be watched and discussed.
That is partly(!) true. By partly I mean the following: I don't think that he could have said "no". Technically, the Winds and the Gros maintain a tight "friendship" for decades now, at least a century. So when the offer or proposal came, he wasn't in a position to really say "no". His mum is Will's godmother for instance. Some families maintain that kind of relationship throughout generations, and in some cultures when you are asked to be godparent you dare not refuse, unless you have very very good reasons to do so. And whilst he caused a stirr in the press at the time ("heir" bla bla), it died down fairly quickly. So I think they were aware of the press they'd get and calculated that in, along with possibly not really being able to say no. For the Cambs it is quite an advantage of having him as godparent, as they will use him as they use everyone around them. Unless he tells them off, G has enough godparents anyway.