Since the creation of the Duchy of Cornwall in 1337 the Prince of Wales’s consent has been sought on laws that affect the estate; from 2005, several ministerial departments have sought his permission regarding numerous bills. That’s the beauty of a hereditary dictatorship – laws can be interpreted to benefit the oligarchy and not the general population.
In a democracy, the government is meant to seek permission from the electorate. Funny that.
The Guardian have conducted another fine piece of investigation into lobbying matters. Members of both Houses, Commons and Lords, are now demanding Clarence House release the details of all information related to specific legislation (which his ‘advice’ was sought). Charles Windsor has a controversial history of meddling with government and parliamentary affairs; there is a distinct separation of powers with this country, which prevents the ‘Royal’ Household from influencing the political debate.
If Mr Windsor would like to play the politician, then perhaps he should advocate a republic and run for the democratically elected position as Head of State; if not, would he mind keeping his opinions to himself?