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New batch of Prince Charles letters to ministers published

Seventeen letters between Prince Charles and government departments have been released, in a second batch following a long legal battle led by the Guardian.

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Further Prince Charles letters published

More letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers between September 2007 and June 2009 have been published.

Clarence House said the letters show the range of The Prince of Wales' concerns and interests for this country and the wider world.

More letters sent by the Prince of Wales to government ministers have been published. Credit: PA Wire

The latest correspondence includes six from the prince himself and three from Private Secretaries. There are also eight from government ministers.

It follows the publication of a series of private letters - known as "black spider" memos because of the prince’s distinctive handwriting - last month after a lengthy campaign by the Guardian for them to be released.

The Government and officials at Buckingham Palace had battled to keep the letters out of the public eye but the Court of Appeal declared the veto unlawful last year - a ruling upheld by the Supreme Court judges in March.

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