Malika Benmusa, who claims that the late Princess Margaret had been her mother, has had her court case to open Princess Margaret’s will dismissed.
In an application to the family court, Malika Benmusa stated: “My name was changed as a child as my date of birth, I belive (sic) around the age between 3 to 4 years old. My mother did not consent to this, but later on, found out. I belive (sic) that both names are in the will. And it is explained. My father was in charge of my mother will, but failed to give me what is rightfully mine. So I belive (sic) this has been taken out of his hands and put back to the president of the Family Division (Sir James Munby).”
Sir James, president of the Family Division of the High Court, dismissed her application in a four-paragraph written ruling and described it as a “farrago of delusional nonsense”. The woman also claimed to be “heir to the throne of England.”
The judge also said, when announcing his decision at a hearing in London on Wednesday: “I think I am right in saying it is the shortest judgment I have ever delivered.”
An earlier similar claim from a man claiming to Princess Margaret’s illegitimate son was also dismissed by the President of the Family Division of the High Court, who is the only one who can order the unsealing of a will of a member of the royal family.