Palace Intrigue

Prince Is Royal Pain for Lawmakers

Prince Charles has been badgering British lawmakers about the environment, farming, and architecture by writing letters to cabinet members and other leaders. The backstage politicking is a definite no-no for the heir to the throne who is expected to remain neutral over political affairs. The prince's aides have sent off letters as well. Said one former government minister of Charles, "He is entitled to press his views. I would treat it no differently to anybody else's. If he is making his views known to ministers, they should be in the public domain. He can't have it both ways."