The Duke of Cheshire is a young aristocrat who is smitten with Virginia and eventually marries her. The Duke first proposes to Virginia when she displays her horseback riding skills to him; however, she rejects him, and he leaves Canterville Chase in tears. This does not dissuade him in his attempts, however, and he continues to court Virginia. When she disappears with Sir Simon, the Duke of Cheshire is so anxious to find her that he joins the search party without a hat, forcing Mr. Otis to stop along the way. He assures his future father-in-law, however, that he doesn’t want a hat. He only wants Virginia.
The Duke of Cheshire Character Timeline in The Canterville Ghost
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...Virginia’s assistance when in the following days she is engaged and then wedded to the Duke of Cheshire—a ceremony that requires her to stand before Queen Victoria herself. Mr. Otis disapproves... (full context)