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British Supreme Court imposes secrecy on Prince Philip's will for 90 years


Britain's Supreme Court has decided that the will of the late Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip, is to keep his will secret to protect the "dignity" of the Queen because of her constitutional role, and Prince Philip, the country's longest-serving companion, died at the age of 99, on April 9, before Just two months into his 100th birthday, after more than seven decades of marriage to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II.


According to the British newspaper, “The Guardian”, it is usually accepted that wills are public documents in Britain, but for nearly a century it was customary to impose secrecy on the wills of senior members of the royal family by order of the Supreme Court.


Judge Andrew MacFarlane heard a legal argument from lawyers representing Philip's estate, and the attorney general, who represents the public interest in such matters, at a private hearing last July, and said that "secrecy must be imposed on the will of the late Prince Philip for 90 years, and after However, they can be opened in private, taking into account whether they should be published."


Judge Andrew MacFarlane heard a legal argument from lawyers representing Philip's estate, and the attorney general, who represents the public interest in such matters, at a private hearing last July, and said that "secrecy must be imposed on the will of the late Prince Philip for 90 years, and after However, they can be opened in private, taking into account whether they should be published."

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