How should Prince William spend his inheritance?
June 21st, 2012
12:55 PM ET

How should Prince William spend his inheritance?

Prince William is celebrating his 30th birthday on Thursday with a reportedly “low-key” and “private” soiree … oh, and a $15 million inheritance.

Prince William: 30 years in photos

So what’s a prince to do with such a generous chunk of change? We’d suggest planning a lavish vow renewal, but it might be too soon. Here are some other options:

  • Sixteen sapphire and diamond encrusted dog collars for Lupo
    What cocker spaniel wouldn’t want to wear an 8.5-carat sapphire around its neck? Plus, the $899,000 collar would look great next to Kate’s matching rock.
  • Two garages with hydraulic elevators
    This $6 million garage, which was featured on HGTV's “Million Dollar Rooms,” would probably be a great addition to Kensington Palace.
  • 1,153,846 Will and Kate iPhone cases
    At just $13 a pop, these cases should take Will through the next 30 years.
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  1. Lynda

    Everyone should mind THEIR own business, and not this young mans. Would YOU like it if YOU had $15MM and people stuck their nose into YOUR business. I don't think so...

    June 25, 2012 at 7:35 am | Report abuse |
  2. C. Paulette McDowell

    Doesn't this young man and his brother live under enough of a microscope???? Let him be and let him spend his fortune as he pelases without suggestions and jokes. He has grown into a fine adult, no thanks to the public, and can be trusted to do the proper thing. He probably is aching all over on his birthday considering he has already "lost" his beloved mother and he must be trying to honor her memory with every cent he dares to spend....
    God Bless you William , your wife and your brother. Take care and keep smiiling that smile.
    Love to you and yours,
    C. Paulette McDowell

    June 24, 2012 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Bill

    Go to Las Vegas and bet it all on black.

    June 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. little flap

    Has this man, the Prince, asked for anyones advice about how to use his money? If he has not asked, why, ?????? has the media put such a question out there to people? This interference in others lives makes me sick of the media.

    June 24, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • C. Paulette McDowell

      Amen and Amen. Wish the media would just for once, try and stiick to the truth before theay throw "facts" out there for
      the publich to read, digest and repeat!!!

      June 24, 2012 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Tony Morin Jr

    Prince William's, I took of the internet that ("you don't know about")("that is your private-parts of your BODY")

    June 23, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Guest

    H00kers and Blow

    June 23, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Katmere

    Hair plugs.

    June 22, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  8. Shan


    June 22, 2012 at 9:34 am | Report abuse |
  9. Veina Sloveskzy

    Happy Birthday! He will surely spend his money wisely

    June 22, 2012 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • ir007

      It is public wealth that he has his family didnt do hard work to earn so it should go back to where it came from nothing to be on news!!

      June 22, 2012 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  10. lady bam.

    HAPPY B DAY PRINCE WILLIAM I know he will do some thing pos wit his money so stop HATIN HATERS!

    June 22, 2012 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. KEVIN

    Donate a couple million to me!

    June 22, 2012 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Corki

      I use a couple of millions. His royal highness do take taxes from people like me. I deserve a break!
      I have no money now because of the government taxing me to death. The royal family is taxing me to death too.
      It is time to take back what is rightfully mine. I do work very hard for my money but do not get rewarded. Life is sucks! I hope death is better! I might as well crook now!

      July 31, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Fred Jack

    Hell just blow

    June 22, 2012 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
  13. Fred Jack

    I think he should give some to the people in his country ...walk the streets see what really there and happening with out them knowing who you are dress in different clothes and see for yourself what is happening in the streets..not what they show you...then put a some away for your baby...happy birthday 30 now that a big deal...we want to see old is his wife ? She is a common person she probaby know places you dont that could use the money....only time will tell

    June 22, 2012 at 7:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Royalistatheart

      Hey has actually already gone undercover to see those who live on the streets and who are less fortunate. The money he received did not come from the Queen, it came from his late mother's estate.

      June 22, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • AngelCry

      Katherine is not a commoner if her parents are millioneirs. I consider a commoner someone who came from a poor family and never made a fortune!

      July 31, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mike K.

    1. Jet-Ski
    2. Beeper
    3. Dinner at Golden Corrall


    June 22, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  15. CJ

    I think he should put that money into a trust fund and the interest should be sent to villages across the African continent to help aliviate malaria and diarrhea.. Sike!

    He should book a flight into space with his wife – the rest is up to them!

    June 22, 2012 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
  16. Francis

    I want him to be happy about that b/cos some kind people can not be like u.

    June 22, 2012 at 5:03 am | Report abuse |
  17. Richard Fore

    Buy a fu<king wh0re and have a 3 way with that s|uty wife of his.

    June 22, 2012 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
  18. Gina

    I'm not sure. Perhaps a private getaway.

    June 22, 2012 at 4:25 am | Report abuse |
  19. henry the ugandan

    remember the guy who produced the kony 2012 video,and ran mad after being be-witched by Kony? donate that money to that witch doctor,he lives in southafrica wil send u hes no.

    June 22, 2012 at 4:21 am | Report abuse |
  20. Shaun

    All the islands they own in the Caribbean can use a facelift and the people need help down there. The commonwealth has done nothing with the properties (islands).

    June 22, 2012 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  21. moses

    He has no right to that money. There are lots of people in UK who are poor and suffering while these monarchs are staying pretty and comfortable in their palaces and waving like some gods and goddesses to their unworthy subjects. Abolish the monarchy! There is no place for this folly and stupidity in the modern world, no more than dictators and demigods do. They go against the very grain of a democratic society, which means that there is freedom and equality. There is no justice and equality where the Brits are mere subjects of these holier-than-thou Windsors, not citizens of a republic.

    June 22, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
    • lilah

      Moses, this inheritance is from his late mothers estate. Diana, Princess of Wales inherited that money from her father. It is not money from the public.

      June 22, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Ben Dover


    June 22, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  23. Name*Jon

    Happy b

    June 22, 2012 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  24. Sandy

    Not a civic. Thats a simple suggestion, doesnt take much thought to come up with. I suggest an old school 92 Honda PRELUDE vTECH, DOHC, and make sure to paint the hood a different color !

    June 22, 2012 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
  25. suzy diamond

    It would NOT surprise me if he gave away a big chunk of change to his favorite charity! He mother taught him such things and taught him well and he's a good person. Happy Birthday, Will and I have faith you will do the right thing with all that inheritance!

    June 22, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
  26. regina

    How about burn the money And live poor

    June 22, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  27. regina

    How about burn the money and live

    June 22, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  28. LLB

    I wouldn't be surprised if he makes a gift to his preferred charity. I feel certain he would not sqander it. Why would we want to know what he will do with his money anyway?

    June 22, 2012 at 12:35 am | Report abuse |
  29. godih8beingpreached2

    He's a fine young man, I'm sure he will give some to the charities he works with. @Ken – forcing religion on everyone, really? What does that have to do with this story? Go put a few more Jesus fish on your car... I'm sure that will get you into heaven...

    June 22, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  30. ken

    15 million in Bibles for a G_dless country would do more good than dog collars and fancy car garages. Give it to the Lord, sir. You'll be richer for it, I promise.

    June 22, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • spellminder

      What a stupid thing to say!

      June 22, 2012 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Cam

      Spellminder, there's no need to be ugly. Disagree if you want (I do too) -but nastiness is not necessary.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:08 am | Report abuse |
    • interesting

      Hey Ken, I agree that Bibles do good to a degree; however, in today's society it is often that those who use them the most, preach about hate and intolerance, over the love and compassion Christ taught. I find England to be very religious, especially considering that the once Catholic nation was torn apart and then under Elizabeth I was reunited under the Church of England. As monach, Elizabeth II presides over the Church of England as the Defender of Faith, a duty she takes seriously. I highly doubt that she will not instill the same devotion to her future heirs. On a closing note, when was the last time you donated all the money you received to the church instead of the standard 10 percent?

      June 22, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  31. Suzanne

    Put it in the bank or better yet, buy Princess Catherine a really nice gift 🙂
    Happy Birthday big boy!!

    June 21, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Name*Jon

    Prince William, happy birthday dude

    June 21, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  33. sweet 34


    June 21, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  34. fauxhawk70

    Maybe spend some on the "Hair club for men"... Just saying...

    June 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. fauxhawk70

    Perhaps give a little sonething back to help his homeland econony???

    Yea that won't happen!

    June 21, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Linda

    I feel sure he will donate quite a bit to charity, as his Mother would have. How proud she must feel, that he has turned out to be such a charming, and kind man.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat D

      Give it soon as someone starts to age and all the glitz, glamour, and looks disappear....
      Their true colors come the end Diana was certainly not "Saint" worthy......ANYONE can be photographed doing charity work....people are way too hung up on money and looks....If he was not royalty and had money.....he would be considered a nerdy looking GEEK
      I would much rather have lasts MUCH longer in life and brings much more happiness...........

      June 22, 2012 at 1:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Gina

      Oh please linda give me a break.

      June 22, 2012 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Cam

      I agree with Linda – Diana did a lot for charity without the ceras rolling, and she raised good kids. Will works full time in Wales as a search and rescue pilot – hardly a "nerdy looking geek" kind of profession. Here we call those guys heroes, yet because he happens to be a Windsor it's ok to slag him off? Credit where it's due.

      June 22, 2012 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Gina

      O'h Cam give me a break. Why should he give it to charity, he's not his mother and shouldn't be held responsible 4 carrying on something his mother did. He's a young man and y am I commenting on a silly question as this. CNN has nothing better to propose to us. What a waste of time!

      June 22, 2012 at 6:05 pm | Report abuse |
  37. COM ON IN

    He should be like all the hollywood actors in the US and not give a "Bleep" about what he spends it on....

    That and along with all of it ......just to make him self look a baby.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Charlie Sheen

    He should guy a Honda civic

    June 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Kylie L

    Stupid article....

    Chump change compared to (example) Larry Ellis who basically just bought Hawaii....

    Now HE should give advice on how to spend money!

    June 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  40. gricha


    June 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |

    Do something that his mother would be proud of. Happy Birthday!

    June 21, 2012 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Phil

    He should give the money to me.

    June 21, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Bucktooth

    Give it to the country that the so-called royals stole it from...AFRICA!!!

    June 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh, Please

      It was money from his mother's family....nothing to do with the Royal family. William can spend it any way he wants, but I'll bet he will give a chunk to charity. He works with several.

      June 21, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kat D

      He should be a man and pay back his city for the millions they spent on security for his wedding.....

      The city filed bankruptcy because of the price tag attached to this and the fact that the Royal Family offered nothing!!

      June 21, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Report abuse |
  44. RCDC

    Happy birthday Prince William. On inheritance, care to share it with me, please.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Joni

    He should spend it however he wishes. Just the same as I should if I came into an inheritance and just the same as everyone else reading this story.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  46. AJB

    He should spend it on a campaign to convince the British people to quit wasting tax money on their useless royal family. Hereditary monarchy is SOOO 17th century.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:30 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Thaehku

    Save and live off the interest.

    June 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  48. mike

    par-tay at the palace William?

    June 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  49. D Rock

    Just another example of the leftist lib media trying to brainwash Prince William.

    June 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  50. TMR

    Donate it to a Land Mine Charity or AIDS charity in Diana's name. That is what she would have wanted

    June 21, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  51. lroy

    Well, in a couple of months, I'll be celebrating my 50th (do the math, people). I'm staying at a hotel for a couple of days -something I almost never do-just to get away from the house, the job search, no stress, no problems. He should do something different for a change.

    June 21, 2012 at 5:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lex Luther

      That sounds heavenly. Every time I think of what I really want, it's a couple days alone at a hotel.

      June 21, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Name*Davis

    donate some of the money to the world wide interdenominational ministries church inc. 1 bishop Derrick davis is the presiding phone number area code 32342 45159

    June 21, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Name*Davis

    donate the money to the world wide interdenominational ministries with bishop Derrick L Davis is the presiding phone 323-424-5159

    June 21, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
  54. ready

    Strangest article i've ever read

    June 21, 2012 at 5:20 pm | Report abuse |
  55. Winfrey

    What kind of story is this.......

    June 21, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  56. diablo

    With a wife as gorgeous as Kate, most definitely something for her!

    June 21, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ktina

    Of course on me 😉

    June 21, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Phillco

    I suggest he buy a some hair plugs.

    June 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kylie L

      AGREE!! while he is at something about his teeth also 🙂

      June 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  59. rotflmao

    Happy birthday man, care to share?

    June 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |

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