Unsealing of King Edward VIII's will

King Edward VIIIThe seals of the envelope containing the will of King Edward VIII can be broken to identify who holds the copyright of his literary works, the president of the family division has said.

Sir James Munby said it would be 'absurd' to deny the Royal Archives copies of the will and codicil of someone 'who was born a royal prince, died a royal duke and was in his time His Majesty the King'. 

The will was sealed in accordance with a century-old practice for royal wills. It will be viewed by a royal archivist who had formally requested a copy of the duke's will and codicil for research purposes.

Read more: The Law Society Gazette

​See also:

Abdication of King Edward VIII, Gazette issue 34349