It's hard to believe that Prince William turns 30 on Thursday (June 21st). For the last three decades, his life has played out in front of millions -- and he's had to get used to living his life in the public eye.

His mother Diana died tragically before he finished high school, but Will went on to study at St. Andrew's University in Scotland, where he met a woman by the name of Kate Middleton. And we all know what came next for the lovebirds: a Royal Wedding.

Oh, and not that he needs it, but as Royal Commentator Rob Jobson notes, Will is due to inherit about $15 million from his mother's trust fund when he turns 30 -- the same as his brother Harry will get when he turns 30.

Watch for yourself in this segment that looks back at Will's life ...

SEE: 17 things Kate could give Prince William for his 30th birthday:

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  • 1. Dance lessons. He's already got the moves but with a little more practice he could really <a href="" target="_hplink">Move Like Jagger</a> -- and like <a href="" target="_hplink">his brother Harry!</a>

  • 2. A new iPad with a fancy case to download apps (like No. 4 below). <br> 3. An iTunes playlist. To get him in the mood for dancing.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">4. Royal Wedding 2011: Keepsake Edition app. </a>

  • 5. Return to the remote cabin in Mount Kenya National Park in Lake Rutundu, <a href="" target="_hplink">Kenya, where Will proposed to his princess. </a>

  • 6. Return to St. Andrews University for a night in the dorm, <a href=" class=" target="_hplink">where the Royal lovebirds first met in 2001. </a>

  • 7.<a href="" target="_hplink">Macallan 30 Year Old Fine Oak Scotch</a> -- a legendary Single Malt fit for a Prince.

  • 8. More boxer-briefs for her man, like <a href="" target="_hplink">she did on Valentine's</a>.

  • 9. A portrait of herself. Who wouldn't want a portrait of a beautiful princess?

  • 10. DVDs -- may we recommend <a href="" target="_hplink">The Notebook</a> or one of <a href="" target="_hplink">these current releases </a>-- for their Date Nights at home, <a href="" target="_hplink">which they love.</a>

  • 11. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tiffany & Co. airplane cuff links, $275</a>, a clever accessory for pilot Will.

  • 12.<a href="" target="_hplink"> Carrot & Gibbs bow ties, $75.</a> Some cheeky accessories for Will's next gala event!

  • 13. <a href="" target="_hplink">Fulton Kensington umbrella, $45.</a> Fulton holds a royal warrant to supply the Windsors and Cambridges with brollies. (<a href="" target="_hplink">Will will be caught in the rain in style next time!) </a>

  • 14. <a href="" target="_hplink">Filson duffle bag</a>, a rugged bag for Will to tote on his next military expedition!

  • 15. <a href="" target="_hplink">Vilebrequin swim trunks</a>, $245. For the royal couple's next exotic getaway!

  • 16. <a href="" target="_hplink">Their own Will and Kate dolls</a> -- or <a href="" target="_hplink">pop art </a>of themselves.

  • 17. A baby.<a href="" target="_hplink"> Will looks ready for one! </a>