During a community visit, Prince William encounters a young boy’s bold financial query.
Prince William, the Prince of Wales, found himself in a light-hearted moment when an 11-year-old boy, Amir Hassan, posed an unexpectedly direct question about his personal finances. During his visit to the Hideaway Youth Project in Manchester, Amir inquired, “How much do you have in your bank account?” This query, as reported by The Telegraph, elicited a good-natured laugh from the prince, who playfully responded that he “didn’t know.”
Following his father King Charles’s ascension to the throne, Prince William inherited the Duchy of Cornwall. This substantial estate, valued at approximately $1.3 billion, was established in 1337 by King Edward III to provide income for the heir apparent. Under King Charles, the Duchy also supported the public and personal expenses of the heir and his family.
A royal insider shared with us that Prince William is deeply committed to his role as the Prince of Wales, actively engaging in the responsibilities associated with the Duchy. This dedication includes exploring ways to utilize Duchy properties to assist those experiencing homelessness, aligning with his long-standing commitment to the cause.
Prince William’s approach to the Duchy of Cornwall echoes his father’s legacy. In the 2019 documentary “Prince Charles: Inside The Duchy of Cornwall,” he expressed his intention to maintain continuity, albeit with less emphasis on architecture, a key interest of his father.
From Buckingham Palace to Moss Side and fulfilling a garden party promise 🐝 pic.twitter.com/lCDiXvjkmU— The Prince and Princess of Wales (@KensingtonRoyal) November 16, 2023
The Prince of Wales’s Manchester visit also marked the fulfillment of a promise made at a Buckingham Palace garden party earlier in the year. There, Wendy Simms, who manages a local food bank in Moss Side, invited him to visit. “It’s been a while Wendy — I told you I’d come and see you,” he remarked during their heartfelt reunion.