Prince Philips Staff Received a *Major* Pay Raise, Thanks to the Late Royals Will

Details about Prince Philip’s will are beginning to come to light. And per a new report, he made sure members of his staff were taken care of.

According to The Sun, the Duke of Edinburgh left an estimated £30 million (about $42 million) to his employees when he passed away in April.

“Unlike some other royals, Prince Philip will be generous to the three men who looked after him,” the insider said, per the outlet. “These include his private secretary Brigadier Archie Miller Bakewell, his page William Henderson and valet Stephen Niedojadlo.” The three men, “were hugely supportive of the duke” over the last few years (Mr. Bakewell frequently filling in for Philip when he was unable to attend an engagement.)

The source also revealed that while majority of his belongings went to his wife, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry—as well as the rest of the grandchildren—were "sorted out quite a while ago” when it came to the will.

“Philip was not the sort of character to punish a grandson for misbehaving. He was a very fair, even-handed and lovely man. Never held a grudge,” he continued, likely referring to Harry’s recent public criticism of the royal fam. “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.”

As for his children—Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Edward and Prince Andrew—they were each allowed to take what they want from their father’s collection of 13,000 books in his library at Buckingham Palace.

How generous of Prince Philip.

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