Prince Harry inherits millions left by Diana as he turns 25

Prince Harry inherits millions left by Diana as he turns 25

Third in line to the throne, Prince Harry became a good deal richer on Tuesday when he celebrated his 25th birthday and became eligible for a £6.5 million inheritance left by his mother.

Although the young Prince will not gain access to the full amount until he turns 30, he will start receiving the interest - around £300,000 a year - from now.

Harry's brother, Prince William, received the same amount on his 25th birthday two years ago.

Diana had an estate of £21m, but more than £8m was paid in inheritance tax following her fatal car crash in 1997, leaving nearly £13m to be split between her boys.

Harry is currently training to become an Army Air Corps helicopter pilot, and, as a Lieutenant in the British Army is on a pay band of between £29,006 and £32,061.

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Wednesday September 16, 2009

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