A royal insider has said Prince Philip’s last will and testament thanks the “three key men in his life” by leaving them a portion of his estimated $55-million bequeathment.
The Duke of Edinburgh passed away last month at the age of 99, just weeks before his 100th birthday.
“Unlike some other royals, Prince Philip will be generous to the three men who looked after him,” the insider exclusively told Fabulous.
“These include his private secretary Brigadier Archie Miller Bakewell, his page William Henderson and valet Stephen Niedojadlo.”
All three men mentioned were supportive of Prince Philip in his final years and Bakewell stood in for Prince Philip when he was unable to make a royal engagement.
The insider says that Prince Philip’s grandchildren would have been “sorted out quite a while ago” when it came to money.
“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,” they said.
“Philip had plenty of time to sort out all the legal stuff so it wouldn’t attract inheritance tax. He was no more of a fan of leaving his cash to the Treasury than anyone else.”
A spokesman for Buckingham Palace told Fabulous Digital that “this is a personal matter for the family, and as such arrangements are private”.
This article originally appeared on Over60.