THE Duke of Edinburgh’s will is to remain secret for 90 years to protect the Queen’s dignity.
This follows a conference current for bigger than a century that the remaining needs of senior members of the Royal Family are sealed by a High Court software program program.
Sir Andrew McFarlane, president of the Family Division, had heard authorised argument from licensed professionals for Prince Philip’s property and the Attorney General, representing the public.
He ordered the will is to remain sealed, saying: “There is a necessity to improve the safety afforded to private lives of this group to maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and her household.
“There may be public curiosity as to the private arrangements the Royal Family may choose to make but there is no true interest in knowing this.”
Normally wills are open for public inspection.
Philip died on April 9 merely two months quick of his one hundredth birthday.