Prince Philip’s will is a subject of much curiosity, as there’d be plenty for royal fans to wonder what he decided for his fortune after his death. What would happen to most of the assets and money that made up his net worth? Would it go to the queen or his four children? Considering the gravity of the matter — the impact the disclosure might have — Judge Andrew McFarlane ordered that the will should be sealed for 90 years.
McFarlane stated that the will must be sealed for 90 years, even if it is time to open it. He also said that the process should be private and take into account which parts should be made available. “I have held that, because of the constitutional position of the Sovereign, it is appropriate to have a special practice in relation to royal wills,” McFarlane — who himself isn’t aware of the will’s contents — revealed in the written judgment (per Fox News). “There is a need to enhance the protection afforded to truly private aspects of the lives of this limited group of individuals in order to maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and close members of her family,” He added. For even more suspense, McFarlane also said that he holds the will of 30 other deceased royals in his custody.