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Prince William Got A Seriously Impressive Birthday Present From The Queen

14/08/2014 16:45 | Updated 20 May 2015

Prince William is one very lucky royal. While we can only hope for Topshop vouchers on our birthday, Wills' grandma AKA the Queen of England dropped a staggering £8 million on his gift.

The prince - who celebrated his 32nd birthday on Saturday - was gifted a helicopter by the Queen for he and his young family to use at their leisure.

While William, Kate Middleton and baby Prince George regularly travel by helicopter from one royal engagement to the next, now they'll have one to call their own.

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The luxury aircraft boasts room enough for seven passengers and comes complete with swanky leather seats.

The Queen is thought to have invested in the new helicopter following an incident involving her son Charles and his wife Camilla the Duchess of Cornwall.

Charles and Camilla were subject to a safety scare last year when their chartered chopper was forced to make an emergency landing on its way to the Hay-on-Why Festival in Wales.

From the sounds of things, Queenie's keen to keep her royal family safe while in-transit and avoid scary situations like this.

Despite just hitting the big three two, Prince William still has the musical taste of a 15-year-old. On a recent trip to Goole High School in East Yorkshire he confessed to pupils' that he's a big fan of Coldplay and American band - famed for their 2003 hit 'Numb' - Linkin Park.

Who'd have thought he had a penchant for whiny rock?

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