Prince Charles 'had 36 private meetings with ministers'

The Prince of Wales has had private meetings with members of the Cabinet 36 times since the last general election according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The Prince of Wales during a visit to Greenland Meadow earlier this month. Credit: Andrew Milligan /PA Wire

The meetings have mainly concerned matters that Prince Charles is well known for championing such as rural affairs and town planning, according to the report.

He is believed to have met David Cameron seven times, Labour leader Ed Miliband three times and Nick Clegg, the Deputy Prime Minister, once.