Today, we celebrate not only Prince William's 36th birthday, but we also celebrate his recent milestone impacting hundreds of armed forces members and families.
The former RAF search and rescue pilot attended the unveiling of the newest state-of-the-art rehabilitation facility for injured servicemen and women. The new facility is called The Defense and National Rehabilitation Centre.
The center is located near Loughborough, Nottinghamshire, on a country estate, about an hour north of London.
William's godfather, the sixth Duke of Westminister, donated $90 million to help kick-start the treatment facility. He was also the one who came up with the idea for this admirable project. Sadly, he passed away in 2016.
The treatment center had $400 million in funding, with the help of the $90 million provided by William's godfather. By the end of this year, veterans will be able to be treated at this facility.
In one of William's speeches, he explained that while he was working with the Defense and National Rehabilitation Centre it has given him some "street cred" with his son, George.
“I have been the Patron of the DNRC for 4 years and I have enjoyed every single moment of it,” he said. “Along the way, I have demolished a building; George was at an age at the time that he loved seeing the digger in action, so it did my street cred as a father a world of good.”
Like most young children, George is a big fan of all things dirty and loud. Last Christmas he asked Santa for a police car and when he was a toddler his favorite toy was his ride-on fire engine.
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