Here’s something that happens every day here in the US. Today is Britain’s Prince Harry’s birthday and he is turning 25. Turning 25 makes him now entitled to part of the multi-million dollar inheritance left to him by his late mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.
Harry was just 12 years old when , Diana was killed in a car crash in Paris in 1997.
Who knew? Diana left an estate worth $35 million . Over $13.31 million went to pay an inheritance tax. Bummer. Now Harry is left with a measly $21.6 million which he must share with his brother William, bummer.
Prince Harry is currently training to become a helicopter pilot with the British Army but, he can become king one day.He received a promotion to the rank of lieutenant in April last year and is now training to become a helicopter pilot with the British Army’s Air Corps.
Both princes are prevented from spending the lump sum of their inheritance until they turn 30. Harry will be put on an allowance of $500,000 a year. Dreadful.
This is the same guy who was formally disciplined by his Army superiors after videos surfaced showing him using offensive language. He referred to a fellow soldier as a “Paki” and another as looking “like a raghead.” In 2005, Harry apologized after he was photographed wearing a Nazi uniform at a party. duh.
“It was a very stupid thing to do and I’ve learned my lesson, simple as that really,” he said in an interview marking his 21st birthday. “I’d like to put it in the past now. What’s done is done. I regret it.”