‘Why can’t we read Prince Philip’s Will?’

“The Royal Family in modern times live very public lives. Core members seem to have been bred in captivity, like exotic fish in an open aquarium, some of whose waters are murkier than others, but almost all of which will sooner or later be publicly visible. But not their wills – or at least not for a very long time. Instead, they are sealed up, and locked away in a special safe, under a longstanding practice discussed and explained in a recent case. The judgment has been published: Re: The Will of His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh [2021] EWHC 77 (Fam). But everything else about the case has been shrouded in secrecy …” (more)

[The Transparency Project, 26 September]

First posted 2021-09-29 14:00:21

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