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Prince William hearts his MIL

By Katie Doyle · Bankrate.com
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Posted: 1 pm ET

If he's trying to win points with the in-laws, this is definitely one way for Prince William to do it.

After receiving a $15.5 million inheritance on his 30th birthday last week (I got a dinner out), Wills made one heck of a gesture to get his mother-in-law to like him by planting a chunk of deposit money toward his in-laws’ $7.3 million estate in Berkshire, England.

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of CambridgeOf course she liked him before, but this just helps to keep him in her good graces. Well, that and front-row seats to the queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Carol and Michael Middleton's new home-to-be is on a country lane and boasts hand-painted silk wallpaper in several rooms. The Georgian manor has seven bedrooms, a grand entrance hall and 18 sprawling acres, according to the Daily Mail.

Like Mel Brooks says: It's good to be the king -- or in the case of the Middletons -- the in-laws of a one-day king.

What do you think about Prince William gifting them a house down payment? Did you ever receive a down payment as a gift?

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