A British judge is said to have made history today when he delivered one of the shortest legal rulings to ever to be heard in an English courtroom.
The judge made his four-paragraph ruling concerning the case of Malika Benmusa, a woman who claims that she is the “heir to the throne of England”.
Ms Benmusa claimed that her mother was the late Princess Margaret, and asked the court for permission to for her will to be open and read.
Sir James Munby, President of the Family Division of the High Court, described Ms Benmusa’s claim as a “farrago of delusional nonsense”.
He said: “I think I am right in saying it is the shortest judgment I have ever delivered.”
Ms Benmusa wanted Princess Margaret’s will to be unsealed as she believed that her name had been changed as a child and that “both names are in the will”.
Princess Margaret died in 2002 at the age of 71 following a stroke. She had been ill for some time and had suffered strokes on other occasions.
Both The Queen and The Queen Mother were said to be “distraught” at the news. The Queen Mother died just a few weeks later.