Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, turned 30 on Thursday, June 21.
He has been given the Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in Scotland, by his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II. William is also now entitled to inherit funds from his late mother’s estate, estimated to be in the region of 10 million pounds (around 12.4 million euros).
HE has grown a lot since the little boy who, in front of the press photographers clung to his mother’s skirt as if trying to bury his head in the folds.
The love of his life, began as many marriages do, with a friendship. He first metin the halls of residence at St Andrews University,
Last year’s kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace, between the newly married Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was a kiss of life for the Royal Family.
William - the future head of the Armed Forces - has also been concentrating on his military career.
He remains very close to his granny, or, as she is known to the rest of us, the Queen.The increasing frequency of William’s public appearances are part of a bigger picture - his royal duty as a king in waiting.