Prince William turns 30, set to inherit £10million but only wants low-key party

Prince William might be turning the big 3-0 today, but we shouldn't expect a wild party.


Prince WilliamPrince William turns 30 today and inherits £10million. Copyright [Wenn]

We would have thought Prince William would throw a big celebration to mark his 30th birthday today, but it sounds like he's preparing for his more mature decade by keeping things quiet.

A St James's Palace spokesman revealed: "He'll be spending it in a low-key, private fashion."

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Low-key? Pah. We wanted an even bigger version of Prince William's 21st birthday party, which was an African-themed do at Windsor Castle with more than 300 friends and family.

Kate Middleton was apparently planning a party with pal and club owner Guy Pelly, but rather than a big bash it's thought it will be a private dinner for a few close friends at home in Anglesey.

Kate Middleton, Prince WilliamKate Middleton is organising Prince William's low-key 30th birthday party. Copyright [Getty]

Money's obviously not the reason Wills is being frugal with his 30th birthday celebrations, as it is being reported that the Duke of Cambridge is set to inherit £10million from Princess Diana's estate.

Prince William has the option to take control of his half of a trust fund thought to now be worth more than £20million that was bequeathed to him and Prince Harry by their mother Princess Diana.

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From one end of the financial scale to the other, Aldi is making Prince William's birthday celebrations more affordable by recreating a version of Wills' favourite £135 cocktail for just £3.23.

The budget supermarket is sending ingredients to Kensington Palace so Prince William can serve the Aldiki, a version of the Mahiki Treasure Chest of rum, brandy, peach schnapps and fruit juice.

Sounds delish. Wonder if Wills will serve it at his low-key dinner party?