Today's Ally Langdon tells off Karl Stefanovic for 'unnecessary' joke

They may be riding high in the ratings at the moment but things got a but frosty between Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic on the Today show couch on Friday morning.

The pair were chatting about Prince Philip’s will, which is set to remain secret for 90 years to protect the "dignity" of the Queen.

Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic on The Today Show
Ally Langdon and Karl Stefanovic had a tense moment on the Today couch on Friday morning. Photo: The Today Show

As is common practice with senior members of the royal family, an application was made to seal the Duke of Edinburgh’s will so it’s not open to public inspection.

Speaking on the Today show, Ally Langdon questioned: “What’s in the will that the Queen doesn’t want to see?”


Brooke Boney and Ally Langdon both asked why the Queen would need to be protected from members of the public seeing the will.

“It means that he’s got 10 other kids to another person,” Karl jokingly replied, with the couch all laughing.

“We were all thinking it but none of us wanted to say that out loud,” Ally responded.

Karl continued: “I don’t think he can sue me. You can’t sue when you’re dead can you?”

Ally wasn’t impressed with Karl, looking at him sternly and saying: “Karl. Unnecessary.”

Brooke Boney looked awkward as she said: “Ooh spicy. Mum and dad.”

Karl looked shocked as he asked Ally: “What? Say my name, say my name.”

Allison Langdon and Karl Stefanovic on the Today Show
The hosts were discussing Prince Philip's will. Photo: The Today Show
Karl Stefanovic and Ally Langdon on the Today couch
Karl looked taken aback by Ally's comment. Photo: The Today Show

Prince Philip’s will is to remain sealed for 90 years from the grant of probate - the formal process which confirms the authority of an executor to administer a deceased person's estate - and may only be opened in private even after that date.

The judge said: "I have held that, because of the constitutional position of the Sovereign, it is appropriate to have a special practice in relation to royal wills.

"There is a need to enhance the protection afforded to truly private aspects of the lives of this limited group of individuals in order to maintain the dignity of the Sovereign and close members of her family."

He said the ruling was to make as much detail as possible public without "compromising the conventional privacy afforded to communications from the Sovereign".

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