Files censored which concealed details of royal will

By The White House from Washington, DC; Public Domain

Documents have revealed that the late Queen Elizabeth II concealed details of the will of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood, who was her aunt.

According to the Guardian, Buckingham Palace has declined to say whether the late Queen requested any other will to be kept secret.

One of the documents uncovered said, “I learn that her majesty requested the solicitors for the executors to apply to seal up the will of the Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood. I suggest that any royal will should be sealed up if the sovereign so requests.”

A letter dated June 1970 recorded a conversation between Lord Tryon and an official, where Lord Tryon stated, “Buckingham Palace lawyers consider that except in special circumstances (for example a will containing something which should not be made public) ‘fringe members’ of the royal family need not have their wills sealed. This should only be for HRHs.”

The National Archives said that the documents were removed, in consultation with the Ministry of Justice, because they contained information relating to communications with the monarch.

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