Michael Jackson’s kids ‘doing wonderfully well’, says judge

The three children have been in care of grandmother since star's death

Michael Jackson‘s children are “doing wonderfully with their grandmother guardian”, according to a judge looking into the matter.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff was responding to a probate investigator’s report on how the three children are adjusting since losing their father on June 25.

The self-styled king of pop died aged 50 on that day. His death was ruled to be homicide caused by a powerful anaesthetic.

The star’s children, Prince Michael, 12, Paris, 11, and Prince Michael II (known as Blanket), 7, have been in the care of grandma Katherine Jackson since their father’s death.

Jackson‘s estate is paying a $60,000 (£37,600) per month to care for and protect the youngsters.

Jackson‘s mother was appointed by Judge Beckloff as the children’s permanent guardian in August, and he had asked for an update on their conditions. The judge sealed the report on the kids, and said he saw no need to get future updates, reports the BBC.

In his 2002 will, Michael Jackson designated his mother as his choice to care for his children if he died.