The three surprising yet heartwarming beneficiary in Prince Philip's will revealed

Publish Date
Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 1:53PM

It has been revealed Prince Philip left money to three of his staff members in his will.

The Duke of Edinburgh - who died last month aged 99 - reportedly bequeathed most of his £30 million estate to his wife, Queen Elizabeth II, but also left a "generous" financial gift to some of his closest aides.

A source told The Sun newspaper: "Unlike some other royals, Prince Philip will be generous to the three men who looked after him.

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

All three men were involved in Philip's funeral procession, and William and Stephen were regularly by the Prince's side at Wood Farm on the Sandringham Estate, where he spent most of his time.

Philip - who had been married to Queen Elizabeth for 73 years - passed away "peacefully" at Windsor Castle on the morning of 9 April, just a few weeks after being hospitalised with an infection and heart condition.

A statement from Buckingham Palace at the time said: "It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death of her beloved husband, His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. His Royal Highness passed away peacefully this morning at Windsor Castle.”

Despite his health problems in the months prior to his death, Philip's passing was registered as being due to old age.