Prince William Gets $13.6 Million Helicopter As His Birthday Present From The Queen
Getting a sports car for your birthday is so overrated.
On Saturday, June 21, Queen Elizabeth II got her grandson, Prince William a fly ride for his 32nd birthday. Reports say the Queen, 88, has leased an 8 million pounds sterling (RM43.8 million) 2008 Agusta A109S Grand helicopter for her grandson, who is second in line to the British throne, and wife Kate Middleton, 32.
The million pounds sterling aircraft, can carry seven passengers and boasts leather seats. The helicopter can stay in the sky for up to four and a half hours, travel at a maximum speed of 180 miles per hour and reach a maximum distance of about 530 miles, Sky News said. The UK newspaper The Mirror reported that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s ride will also possess the queen’s royal crest. The UK-based TV network Sky News added that the helicopter has already been dubbed “Heirforce One.”