Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was the mother of current British queen Elizabeth II. She died on March 30, 2002 at the age of 101, and shortly before her death, the Queen Mother — or "Queen Mum," as she's affectionately known — came up with a very special gift for her great-grandson, Prince William.
Queen Mum gave William a Scottish country house
Prince William, who will eventually become king of Britain, received a huge estate from Queen Mum. The Tam-Na-Ghar country house is located in Scotland, near Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's residence. Not a single photo has been shared of the cottage, but according to CambridgeshireLive, William and Kate have reportedly "told friends some of their happiest times were there."
It seems as though William's great-grandmother has hit the bull's eye with this gift! In addition to this private property, Prince William and Duchess Kate also have two other residences. While they spend much of their time at Kensington Palace, the Cambridges have also been known to live at their country mansion, Anmer Hall.
The luxurious property wasn't the only gift that the Queen Mum, who died from a bronchial infection, gave her great-grandson. Eight years before her death, she also bequeathed him a large sum of money. However, it was revealed that his brother Prince Harry received slightly more money from her since he will not become king.