(ANSA) – LONDON, JUL 29 – The testament of Prince Philip remains secret, who died on April 9 last year at the age of 99, after an appeal filed by the Guardian to the Court of Appeal against the decision was rejected to exclude the press from a hearing held in July 2021 in which it was decided on the will left by the consort of Queen Elizabeth.
For the progressive newspaper that had been “a serious interference with the principle of transparent justice”. But the British judges today expressed the opposite, underlining that these were “exceptional” circumstances and that there was the fear of unleashing a “media storm” at a very delicate moment for the royal family after Philip’s disappearance. The decision taken by the High Court last year, according to which Philip’s wishes must remain sealed for 90 years from the granting of the succession, is therefore reiterated, the formal process that confirms the authority of an executor to administer the estate of a deceased person, and in any case they can only be opened in private even after that date. (HANDLE).