Calls for Prince Philip’s will to be published as mystery surrounds £30m fortune

The Government is facing calls to publish Prince Philip’s will amid fears details of his personal fortune could remain a secret.

Prince Philip is estimated to have been worth a whopping £30m when he passed away aged 99 at Windsor Castle on April 9.

It is understood a peer of the House of Lords has asked the Government if the Duke of Edinburgh’s asset’s will be published amid fears the document could be kept private.

Royal expert David McClure claims Philip’s will should be subjected to the same treatment as would any other British citizen.

McClure told The Sun calls for transparency are valid as it could help "guard against fraud" within the Royal estate.

He said: "If it’s good enough for all citizens why shouldn’t it be good enough for the Royal Family?

"The reason you have testamentary transparency is to guard against fraud.

"It is a universal principal as fraud can go on in estates."

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It has been over a month since Prince Philip died with his wife, Queen Elizabeth II at his side.

Little has been reported about who his assets have been left to – although it is understood his beloved ponies will be inherited by his granddaughter, Lady Louise.

Lady Louise, 17, has reportedly been left the animal's, along with his carriage, because she shared the Duke's love of carriage driving with him.

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Otherwise, little is known about Prince Philip's belongings and who will receive what from the Duke.

McClure said earlier on in April that most of Philip's estate will go to his wife of 73-years, Her Majesty, the Queen.

He said: "The most efficient way is to pass it spouse to spouse.

"If he left his entire estate to the queen there'd be no tax to pay on it."

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