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.
Of 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?