Queen Elizabeth II’s will is sealed and locked in a safe at a secret place in London for at least 90 years.
The practice of sealing wills dates back to 1910 with Prince Francis of Teck whose will is one of more than 30 wills saved in a secret location in London.
Judge Andrew McFarlan revealed that there was a safe that contained several Royal wills but he had no idea about the contents of those wills.
Judge McFarlan is the one who dealt with Prince Philip’s will, and the late prince’s will is among the ones sealed in the safe alongside his wife’s, Queen Elizabeth, her sister Princess Margret, and her mother Elizabeth.
The late Duke of Edinburgh’s, Prince Philip, will is about to be kept private and sealed for almost 90 years, according to the High Court.
The court pronounced that the main reason for un-releasing the Queen husband’s will is to protect “the dignity of the Queen.” In addition, it is part of the Royal protocols that the wills of the high-ranked members be handled with much care.
Judge McFarlane in the High Court was the one who uttered the decision today, and this decision is based on the tradition of senior royalties’ wills being sealed “to prevent inspection”.
Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s Husband and the Duke of Edinburgh passed away in April aged 99. The funeral was held at Windsor Castle with a limited number of guests.