Prince Charming Turns 25

Future king celebrates B-day, inherits Di's millions
By Caroline Zimmerman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2007 5:05 PM CDT
Prince Charming Turns 25
Prince William, waves to the crowd as he rides back to Buckingham Palace after they took he took part in the annual Trooping the Colour ceremony in London, Saturday June 16, 2007. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)   (Associated Press)

Prince William, the man who will be king, is about to get a whole lot richer. Today marks his 25th birthday, when he can start to collect his share of the $40 million left by his mother. It's also a time of reckoning, CBS News reports. William recently split with his longtime girlfriend and is about to end his military training,

The "what next" question is tricky for any recent graduate, never mind a popular prince. "He ought to do a proper job, but it's very difficult," says one royal watcher. "What do you do, put him in a bank? 'Hello, it's William Windsor here, I'd like to sell you some shares.'" (Read more British royals stories.)

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