Former Labour cabinet minister, Peter Hain, said a shared an interest between him and Prince Charles meant the Prince 'tried to persuade the Welsh government' to introduce a trial for complementary medicine.
"When I was Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in 2005-7, he was delighted when I told him that since I was running the place I could more or less do what I wanted to do.
"I was able to introduce a trial for complementary medicine on the NHS, and it had spectacularly good results, that people's well-being and health was vastly improved.
"And when he learnt about this he was really enthusiastic and tried to persuade the Welsh government to do the same thing and the government in Whitehall to do the same thing for England, but not successfully."
Prince Charles tried to influence Welsh Government policy according to a former Welsh Secretary. Peter Hain said that the Prince 'wanted complementary medicine' and that he was seen as "being somebody that actually agreed with him on this, and might want to deliver it."
The Duchess of Cambridge has spoken publicly for the first time about how she felt on edge when Prince William was a pilot based at RAF Valley in Anglesey.
"I loved my time in Anglesey when William was serving with RAF Search and Rescue. I cannot pretend that I didn't feel anxious at times when William was on shift in howling gales, knowing that he was out flying in extremely challenging conditions, but he loved doing it and I always felt incredibly proud of him. I also knew that I was not alone and that there were many supportive Search and Rescue wives on Anglesey and at other bases across the country."
Her comments are part of a foreword to a book by three former RAF wives about what it's like to be a serving pilot's other half.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh have concluded their two-day visit to South Wales with visits to the Valleys and the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Queen began her second day in Wales with a visit to a stationery firm at Ystrad Mynach.
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The Queen and Prince Philip will go onto Atlantic College in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh continue their tour of Wales today.
The royal couple will spend the second day of their two-day tour in Ystrad Mynach and Llantwit Major.
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The Queen has begun her two day visit to Wales at Narbeth in Pembrokeshire.
HRH stopped at Cotts Farm Equine Hospital - a purpose-built facility offering veterinary horse care.
The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh begin a two-day tour of Wales today.
Nearly 60 years after her first visit to Wales, the Queen will return to Pembroke Dock to visit the new heritage centre and to unveil a 200-year timeline memorial wall.
The Royal couple will also visit Welsh spring water company Princes Gate and tour Picton Castle.