All parties are equal before the law and are subject to, and must obey, the same procedural rules, deadlines and court orders, whether or not they are a member of a royal family.

A very sound decision of the Supreme Court, which also highlights that appellate courts will not interfere with or undermine case management decisions of the first instance court, as well as the importance of the parties complying with court orders. The Supreme Court re- affirmed that sanctions for non-compliance against the defaulting party are inevitable.