Why Prince Philip's will is going to remain Private


Why Prince Philip's will is going to remain Private

Prince Philip sadly passed away on 9 April 2021, and under a longstanding convention, the late royal's will is going to remain private.

It is custom that following the death of a senior royal an application is filed to seal their will. This means that their wills are not open to the public like others are.

This was confirmed in a ruling published by Sir Andrew McFarlane, the President of the Family Division of the High Court, on Thursday.

It ordered that the Duke of Edinburgh's will be sealed for 90 years from the grant of probate – the formal process which confirms the authority of an executor to administer a deceased person's estate – and that it may only be opened after that date in private.

In his ruling, Sir Andrew said that the move would "maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and close members of her family".

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