Appeal over exclusion of press from Prince Philip’s will court case

The Court of Appeal will decide whether reporters should have been permitted to attend the original hearing

The Master of the Rolls, the President of the Queen’s Bench Division and Lady Justice King are hearing the Guardian’s appeal challenging the decision to exclude press from the hearing in September 2021 that the will of Prince Philip should be sealed for 90 years. The Guardian is arguing that the case should be reheard on the basis that reporters should have been allowed to attend the hearing or make submissions in support of attending.

5RB’s Adam Speker QC is acting for the Executor of His Late Royal Highness, the Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.