Queen Elizabeth II lost her husband of 73 years on April 9, 2021. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, died peacefully at Windsor Castle. He was 99 years old. His Royal Highness is survived by his four children, Princess Anne, Prince Charles, Prince Edward, and Prince Andrew, eight grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.
At the time of his death, Philip had an estimated net worth of $30 million. While he had the will, the contents would remain secret by order of the High Court.
The death of the longest-serving wife of an emperor
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Since Queen Elizabeth II’s ascension to the throne in 1952, as the monarch’s wife, Philip has attended more than 22,000 public events. In 2017, the Duke retired from official royal duties. AP News reported that Philip was last seen in public in July 2020. He made a rare appearance to transfer a formal military role to his daughter-in-law, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The Duke of Edinburgh spent several weeks in a London hospital to monitor for a pre-existing heart condition as a “precautionary measure” before his death.
The Mystery of Prince Philip’s Will
BBC It was recently reported that “the Duke of Edinburgh intends to remain a secret for at least 90 years to protect the ‘dignity and prestige’ of the Queen.”
Sir Andrew MacFarlane is the senior most judge and chairman of the Family Division of the High Court. Before delivering the verdict, he heard the testimony of the Attorney General, who represented the public interest. The king’s chief legal advisor and lawyer for Philip’s estate were present for the private meeting.
The judge was not aware of the contents of the Duke’s will and knew only the identity of the executor and the date the will was executed. According to PeopleSir Andrew said, “I have accepted the submission that, while there may be public curiosity about the private arrangement that a member of the Royal Family may choose of their own free will, there is no real public interest in the public, it Personal information to know fully.”
There has been speculation recently that the estate will be transferred to the Queen of England. Vanity Fair reported that the Duke’s personal secretary, Page and Valet, had received a substantial sum of money for their role in caring for Philip in his final years.
30 wills are kept in sealed envelopes that have never been opened
For more than a century, when a senior member of the royal family dies, their wills are sealed and not opened for public inspection. The BBC acknowledged that Sir Andrew “is the custodian of a vault containing more than 30 envelopes, each containing a sealed will of a deceased member of the royal family.”
The practice began in 1910 when Queen Mary’s youngest brother, Prince Francis of Teck, died and left the valuable emerald to his mistress. The will was sealed and is among those kept safe.
Other known bequests in Sir Andrew’s possession include the late Queen Mother and the Queen’s sister, Princess Margaret, who died in 2002. The High Court intends to publish a list of names on 30 envelopes contained in the vault.
According to the BBC, “After 90 years each royal will will be opened and scrutinized by the monarch’s personal counsel.” Although some wills could be made public at the time, Sir Andrew claims that “some royal wills could never be published, even in part.”
What will members of the royal family inherit from Prince Philip after his death?