Prince William and Kate Middleton love living in the country and with a royal pregnancy expected in the near future, they will appreciate any time they can get away from the London spotlight. Queen Elizabeth has given her future heir to the throne his very own country cottage to escape to when he and his wife need a little break from the hectic city life.
After Prince William inherited a staggering £10mn, as his share of inheritance from the estate of his mother, the late Diana Princess of Wales, on the occasion of his 30th birthday on 21 June, there are now reports suggesting the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, will spend almost half of that inheritance on buying a new home for themselves.
Clearly faced with a difficult dilemma (what do you buy the man who has everything?) the Duchess of Cambridge booked her hubby a light-hearted treat, which he enjoyed in Anglesey last week.
According to the Telegraph, the Prince 'roared with laughter' as he was carted off at high speeds behind the boat off the Welsh coast, and returned 'soaked to the skin' after his sea-faring experience.
'For most 30-year-olds who have just inherited £10 million, the last thing they would want to do is freeze themselves on a wet weekend in Wales,' one royal insider told the Sun. 'But this is typical of William."
Will and Kate will soon be moving into the life of full-time Royals and with that, comes a great deal of pressure. They will be moving into Kensington Palace next year and will be forced to give up their cottage in North Wales when Will's service with the RAF expires. The cottage has given the couple a great deal of privacy during their first year of marriage and has allowed them to have some semblance of normality. When their North Wales cottage is gone, so is that private, normal life they have come to cherish.