What do you give the prince who has everything on his birthday? Around $15.7 million. As Prince William turns 30 on Thursday, he also stands to inherit half of the inheritance his mom Princess Di left upon her death in 1997.
Obviously, the Duke of Cambridge would prefer to have his mother back any day, but there is another $15 million reason for Prince William to celebrate Thursday -- aside from his 30th birthday.
Agence France-Presse reports the big 3-0 is triggering a clause in the will of his late mother, Princess Di.
That clause opens the floodgates for William to fetch a hefty inheritance of $10 million pounds -- or the equivalent of around $15.7 million.
Apparently, at the time of her death in 1997, the Princess of Wales left nearly $13 million pounds to be split right down the middle between William and his brother, Harry, who were at the time age 15 and age 12 respectively.
With the passage of time, that initial inheritance is believed to have ballooned to roughly $20 million pounds, thanks to some smart investing. Someone apparently forgot to tell the royals a global recession was taking place.
What would you do with $15 million?