Prince Philip honours three key royal staff in will by leaving them ‘generous’ windfall


PRINCE PHILIP has honoured three key staff members in his will, according to a royal insider.

The majority of Philip’s estate is likely to go to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II.

But the source claimed the Duke has also rewarded his closest aides.

They told The Sun: “Unlike some other royals, Prince Philip will be generous to the three men who looked after him.

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Prince Philip has honoured three key staff members in his will, according to a royal insider (Image: getty)

“These include his private secretary Brigadier Archie Miller Bakewell, his page William Henderson and valet Stephen Niedojadlo.”

Mr Bakewell frequently stood in for Philip when he could not attend engagements in his final years.

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Prince Philip died aged 99 in April and was the longest serving royal consort (Image: getty)

Mr Henderson is said to have been with the Duke during his last two days at Windsor Castle.

The source also claimed that Philip’s grandchildren, including Prince Harry, will have been “sorted out quite a while ago” in terms of money.

Prince Harry has been criticised for recent public comments on his experience of being a senior royal.

The source said: “Philip was not the sort of character to punish a grandson [Harry] for misbehaving.

“He was a very fair, even-handed and lovely man. Never held a grudge.”

A Buckingham Palace spokesperson told The Sun: “This is a personal matter for the family and as such arrangements are private.”


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