Appeal over Philip’s secret will
Queen Elizabeth has marked her first wedding anniversary without Prince Philip in 74 years as she recovers from a sprained back. He died 7 months ago, and they hold the title of the longest-married couple in British royal history. And there’s another reason why Philip has been a talking point in recent days… In September, the High Court ruled that his will is to remain secret for at least 90 years to protect the “dignity and standing” of the Queen. No, the court doesn’t believe she will live that long, despite evidence to the contrary… There’s just no “true public interest in the public knowing this wholly private information”. The Guardian disagrees – and is taking legal action over the media’s exclusion from the court hearings on the matter, calling it “a clear threat to the principles of open justice.” We just want to know who got his BBQ tongs…
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