Refusal to release Charles' letters to ministers ruled unlawful

The Attorney General's refusal to let the public see letters the Prince of Wales wrote to ministers has been ruled unlawful. But the Government has said it will appeal.

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Guardian: Wrong to block release of Charles' letters

A Guardian journalist accused the Attorney General Dominic Grieve of failing to show "reasonable grounds" for blocking the release of letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers.

The High Court today ruled that Grieve's use of a ministerial veto to stop the letters being published was unlawful but the Attorney General said he will "pursue an appeal."

The public has a right to know if the heir to the throne is advocating policy or promoting causes to government ministers.

We welcome today's appeal court judgment finding that it was wrong to block the release of the letters.

We hope the Attorney General will recognise he has reached the end of the legal road and that government departments will now publish the correspondence so that the public can judge for themselves.

– A Guardian News & Media spokesperson


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