Prince William Gets $14M On 30th Birthday

Prince William turned 30 on Thursday. And the Duke of Cambridge is getting a nice little 30th birthday gift: $14 million.

William is expected to inherit close to £10 million from this late mother’s estate, according to the Daily Mail. Princess Diana, who was killed in a car accident in 1997, entrusted her estate—estimated to be worth more than £20 million—to William and his brother, Prince Harry. William—who was 15 when his mother died—had the option of taking control of his half when he turned 30, the paper said. And now, the time has come for him to decide whether to take that option or not.

According to ABC News, his share is worth upwards of $14 million–which makes that $10 check you get from your aunt every year on your birthday seem not-so-great all of the sudden.

William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor was born on June 21, 1982, at St. Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, west London. He married Kate Middleton, who turned 30 in January, in a quaint ceremony last year.

And just when you think he already has everything, he receives more! Now, what do you think should the Duke of Cambridge do with his birthday inheritance? Share your thoughts and comments with us!

Source: Yahoo News

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Duke Of Cambridge Qualifies As RAF Search And Rescue Captain

Almost two years after joining the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force, the Duke of Cambridge has qualified to be an operational captain, meaning he can lead missions in RAF Sea King helicopters by himself.

William, 29, who helped save the lives of Russian seamen whose cargo vessel sank in the Irish Sea last November, previously only co-piloted the aircraft. The advancement – which is not technically a promotion, as William remains a flight lieutenant – comes after two years of flying experience and study with C Flight, 22 Squadron at RAF Valley in Anglesey, Wales.

William also successfully completed several ground- and air-based practical tests over a two-day period. They included an airborne search for a yacht, a search for people in water, extinguishing a simulated fire on a large survey vessel, and a search for two missing kayakers.

Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the military, “demonstrated the required standards needed for the award of operation captaincy,” Mark Dunlop, one of William’s commanding officers, said.

We are definitely happy for the Duke’s new achievement in the RAF, and we’re sure the Duchess of Cambridge is very proud of him, too! But in the middle of his ever-busy RAF schedule, everybody wants to know: When do you think should Prince William focus more on his plan to have an heir of his own?

Source: People

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