Royal hospital visits caused an uptick in will-writing by Britons last year
Hospital visits by the Queen and Prince Philip caused a surge in Britons writing wills last year, according to figures.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s hospitalization in February 2021 has resulted in a 131% increase in the number of wills produced.
According to details from will writer and funeral provider, Farewill, the ‘Royal Effect’ continues with a 26% increase in wills written following the Queen’s hospitalization on October 22. .
Other notable announcements include Sir Captain Tom Moore being treated for Covid, which saw 39% of wills write.
While the tragic passing of Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, aged 39, has had a profound effect on millennials – with a 33% increase in end-of-life planning the next day.
Additional research polling 2,000 UK adults also found that almost a third (32 per cent) said they rarely consider their own mortality unless motivated by something. someone else’s death.
While watching someone the same age (34 percent) or younger (36 percent) die is particularly impactful.
Monday’s 2 p.m. is also the most popular time to write wills, with nearly a fifth of all wills written over the past three years being on the first day of the week.
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