Prince William reportedly helps Kate’s parents buy an estate
BY BILL ZWECKER June 28, 2012 8:24PM
Updated: July 30, 2012 6:21AM
A number of folks across the pond are questioning why Prince William reportedly has chipped in a healthy chunk of the down payment on the $7.3 million estate being purchased by his in-laws, Carole and Michael Middleton, the parents of the future king’s wife, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
“It’s not like there’s anything wrong with it,” one of my best royal sources told me. “But supposedly the Middletons are multi-millionaires from their mail-order party supply business. … Why do they need extra cash from William? Are they perhaps a bit over-extended financially — trying to keep up with their new royal relatives?” Sheen had been in New York — joined by his ex-wife
Sheen had been in New York — joined by his ex-wifeDenise Richards and their two children — promoting the launch of his “Anger Management” TV series, and a longtime Sheen associate said “there may have been some kind of weird connection between the show’s title and somebody cooking up that rumor out of thin air.”
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