Before his passing in April 2021, Queen Elizabeth II’s late spouse Prince Philip kept a will, but the majority of their present relatives won’t ever know what it contains.
The content of the will stay mysterious for somewhere around 90 years to secure the “pride and standing” of the Queen, the U.K’s. High Court ruled on Thursday, Sept. 16.
Philip, who was married to the Monarch for a considerable length of time (73 years) and is the dad of their kids Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward, passed on in April at age 99.
Interestingly, for more than 100 years, courts have been approached to seal the wills of senior regal relatives following their demises, adding that in 90 years, there will be a private cycle to choose if Philip’s Will can be unsealed.
According to the appointed judge Andrew McFarlane, he has held that, because of the constitutional position of the Sovereign, it is appropriate to have a special practice in relation to royal wills.
However, there is a need to enhance the protection afforded to truly private aspects of the lives of this limited group of individuals in order to maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and close members of her family.
The adjudicator, the custodian of a safe that holds 30 envelopes containing wills of expired illustrious relatives, added that he has not seen Philip’s will or been told anything of its content, other than the date of its execution and the personality of the selected executor.