Wills: Sealing royal wills – justifiable secrecy?

Natasha Dzameh reviews the High Court’s decision to seal the will of His late Royal Highness Prince Philip In determining whether the will and other probate documents would be open to inspection, the public interest issue would likely be determinative. The sovereign’s will need not be proved by a grant of probate. However this is …
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Cases Referenced

  • Brown v HM Queen Mother’s Executors [2008] EWCA Civ 56; [2008] WTLR 425 CA
  • In the Goods of His late Majesty King George III (1862) 164 ER 1250
  • In the Goods of His late Majesty King George III, deceased (1822) 162 ER 89
  • Re Will of His late Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh [2021] EWHC 77 (Fam) (to be reported in the next edition of Wills and Trusts Law Reports)