Kate Middleton's parents could be getting a helping hand from their adoring son-in-law in their quest to purchase a £4.7 million property in a Berkshire village.
Prince William, who married Michael and Carole's daughter last year, will recieve a whopping £10 million inheritance for his 30th birthday this week, and is tipped to be giving some of it to the in-laws.
A friend of the Duke told the Daily Telegraph: "William regards them as family and is always keen to help, in any way he can."
Mr Middleton is a former British Airways flight dispatcher, while Mrs Middleton was an air hostess.
The Grade II-listed, seven bedroom propery in Bucklebury is reportedly set well back from a quiet country lane, and comes with 18 acres of land - a marked difference from their current house, which can be seen from a busy road.
Carole told the newspaper back in 2008 in her only interview: "I feel very vulnerable about everything. I’m not a celebrity and don’t want to be one.
"Celebrities have minders and PR people. I don’t want a PR person and wouldn’t want to have to pay to employ one. I haven’t asked for all this.
"I don’t want the attention to detract from that. I’m also worried for my family: I have three children – not just Catherine."
A Buckingham Palace official insisted that speculation on Wills helping them buy a house is "simply [not] something we could comment on."
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