Prince William has turned 30 and the milestone has brought rich rewards.
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).
The first child of Prince Charles and Princess Diana has been in the media spotlight from the moment he was born. However strong efforts were made to keep the paparazzi away following his mother’s death in a car accident while being chased by reporters in Paris in 1997.
To celebrate his birthday, William has planned a low-key private affair.