Prince Philip's Will to remain sealed for 90 years
When Duke of Edinburgh passed away last year at the grand age of 99, the nation mourned his passing and reflected on his extraordinary life.
As is often the case when a high-profile, public figure passes away, attention soon turned to the contents of his Will. However, those hoping for a glimpse into the private wishes of the longest-serving royal consort in history, will be sorely disappointed.
Since 1910 it has been convention for the Wills of senior Royals to be sealed from public view, ostensibly to protect the surviving family members, and others who might be affected.
For most of us, our Wills will become public documents once the grant of probate has been obtained. The terms of a trust, however, can remain private, if that was the wish of the testator.
It will be 90 years, at least, until the public will get the chance of a glimpse into the private thoughts and wishes of a very public figure. Unfortunately, I very much doubt I'll be alive to see it!