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  • Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed
    Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 "frank" letters written by Prince Charles to ministers in 2004-2005 can be disclosed to the media, a step that could cast doubt over the political neutrality of the future king. The Guardian newspaper has sought for a decade to obtain the letters sent to ministers under then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, but successive governments have acted to prevent publication for fear of undermining the position of the heir to the throne. Prime Minister David Cameron called the Supreme Court judgement "disappointing" and said the government would now consider how to release the letters. A spokeswoman for Charles at Clarence House, his official London residence, said: "Clarence House is disappointed the principle of privacy has not been upheld." Under Britain's unwritten constitution, the royal family is supposed to remain politically neutral. More »

  • Prince Charles 'Black Spider Memos' Ruling Due
    Prince Charles 'Black Spider Memos' Ruling Due Thu, Mar 26, 2015

    The UK's highest appeal court is set to rule whether the government acted unlawfully by preventing the release of Prince Charles' so-called "black spider memos". The judgement from the Supreme Court is the latest step in a fierce 10-year legal battle to establish what the Prince has written to politicians about, and whether in the process he has overstepped the mark of political neutrality. In 2005, Guardian journalist Rob Evans submitted a Freedom of Information request to find out how many letters Prince Charles had written to MPs between September 2004 and April 2005. "There's a lot of talk and speculation about what Prince Charles writes to the Government about and I just think actually we should get to see those letters and be able to make up our own minds, whether or not we think he should be doing that and whether or not they're important," he said. More »

  • Muhammad Ali anoints Prince Charles as 'the greatest'
    Muhammad Ali anoints Prince Charles as 'the greatest' Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    Muhammad Ali hailed Britain's Prince Charles as "the greatest" as the heir to the British throne wrapped up a US tour with a visit to the boxing legend's hometown. More »

  • Prince Charles, wife Camilla spend day in Louisville Sat, Mar 21, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife received a distinctly Kentucky welcome during a visit to the Bluegrass state, where the royal couple got a glimpse into efforts to promote environmental sustainability and protect historic buildings — among the prince's favorite projects. More »

  • Prince Charles, wife Camilla spend day in US state Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife received a distinctly Kentucky welcome Friday during a visit to the Bluegrass state, where the royal couple got a glimpse into efforts to promote environmental sustainability and protect historic buildings — among the prince's favorite projects. More »

  • Prince Charles pitches sustainable communities in Kentucky
    Prince Charles pitches sustainable communities in Kentucky Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    By Steve Bittenbender LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) - In his last stop on a goodwill tour of the United States, Britain's Prince Charles attended an international conference on sustainable communities in Louisville, Kentucky, on Friday, and said the world faces a historic chance for change. "If we fail here, we fail humanity," the Prince told a crowd of about 1,000 at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Kentucky's largest city. "As a grandfather, I have no intention of failing my, or anyone else's, grandchildren," he said at the end of a four-day tour of the United States with his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles encouraged public and private organizations to work towards his vision of a sustainable future. More »

  • Muhammad Ali: Prince Charles Is 'The Greatest'
    Muhammad Ali: Prince Charles Is 'The Greatest' Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    Muhammad Ali has said Prince Charles is "the greatest", as he welcomed the heir to the throne to his home city in Kentucky. The 73-year-old boxing legend's tribute came in a letter read to the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall, as they visited Louisville on the last day of their US tour. He read Ali's letter: "(My wife) Lonnie and I welcome you to our hometown of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. More »

  • Britain's top court to rule on Prince Charles' government letters
    Britain's top court to rule on Prince Charles' government letters Fri, Mar 20, 2015

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's top court will rule next week whether "frank" letters sent by Prince Charles to government ministers should be made public, potentially embarrassing the heir-to-the-throne and raising the contentious issue of royal interference in politics. For years, the Guardian newspaper has sought access to 27 letters written by Charles to members of ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair's Labour government between 2004 and 2005 under the country's freedom of information laws. The Court of Appeal decided last year that a gagging order imposed by the country's former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, who had called the letters "particularly frank", was unlawful. Grieve had said any perception that Charles had disagreed with ministers "would be seriously damaging to his role as future monarch because, if he forfeits his position of political neutrality as heir to the throne, he cannot easily recover it when he is king". More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles meets Obama on U.S. goodwill tour
    Britain's Prince Charles meets Obama on U.S. goodwill tour Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla met with President Barack Obama at the White House on Thursday as part of a goodwill tour of the United States. Obama and the Prince of Wales chatted amiably in front of reporters and television cameras while the Duchess of Cornwall sat smiling on a couch nearby. "I think it’s fair to say that the American people are quite fond of the royal family," Obama told the prince. It was the first White House visit by Charles since May 2011. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in US capital
    Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in US capital Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife finished up their visit to Washington with a whirlwind day that included meeting with President Barack Obama. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in DC
    Prince Charles, Camilla having busy last day in DC Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles and his wife finished up their visit to Washington with a whirlwind day that included meeting with President Barack Obama. More »

  • Obama jokes British royals more popular than US politicians
    Obama jokes British royals more popular than US politicians Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    US President Barack Obama welcomed Prince Charles and his wife Camilla to the White House on Thursday, joking that Americans liked the British royals more than local politicians. More »

  • Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up
    Charles Gladdened By Obama's Royal Thumbs-Up Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    President Barack Obama had some reassuring news for the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall as he welcomed them to the White House. During a chat in the Oval Office, Mr Obama told Charles that Americans are "quite fond" of the British royal family and much prefer them to US politicians. The two men last met almost four years ago when Charles flew to America a few days after the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Prince Charles and Mr Obama could be heard chatting on Thursday about Mount Vernon - the home of America's first president, George Washington, which the royals visited a day earlier. More »

  • Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to White House
    Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to White House Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American people are "quite fond" of the British royal family and like them more than their own politicians. More »

  • Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to Oval Office
    Obama welcomes Prince Charles, Camilla to Oval Office Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the American people are "quite fond" of the British royal family and like them more than their own politicians. More »

  • Costumed 'goose' thanks Prince Charles in front of White House
    Costumed 'goose' thanks Prince Charles in front of White House Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    An animal rights activist wearing a goose costume thanked Britain's Prince Charles in front of the White House on Thursday for his opposition to foie gras. More »

  • Charles and Camilla hobnob with young Americans in Washington
    Charles and Camilla hobnob with young Americans in Washington Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla mingled with gobsmacked young Americans on Wednesday as they hit some of Washington's top attractions on the first full day of a US tour. More »

  • Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans
    Prince Charles sounds alarm about world's oceans Thu, Mar 19, 2015

    Prince Charles made an impassioned speech in Washington about the deteriorating state of the world's oceans, striking a somber note on the first full day of his US tour with wife Camilla. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla get royal tour of Washington, DC
    Prince Charles, Camilla get royal tour of Washington, DC Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles learned something new on his tour of the nation's capital Wednesday: His uncle built a better polo stick. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla wow other tourists on U.S. visit
    Prince Charles, Camilla wow other tourists on U.S. visit Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Britain's Prince Charles wowed tourists, viewed monuments, addressed ocean pollution and got special gifts from the National Archives on Wednesday during his U.S. goodwill visit with his wife Camilla. The four-day visit by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall aims to boost British-American partnership in such areas as climate change and encouraging corporate social responsibility. "Given all this, it seems to me, as I am sure it does to all of you, that something must be done urgently to stem the tide of plastic entering the oceans," the prince said during a conference of his International Sustainability Unit and the Global Ocean Commission. During the first full day of their visit to the U.S. capital, Charles and Camilla were swarmed by delighted tourists at the Lincoln Memorial and the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. More »

  • Prince Charles speaks on dangers of plastic waste in oceans Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Prince Charles took a detour from his visits to various D.C. tourist spots to deliver a speech on the threat of plastic waste accumulating in the world's oceans. More »

  • Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit
    Prince Charles and Camilla arrive on US visit Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    Prince Charles and wife Camilla arrived Tuesday in the United States for a jam-packed four-day visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama and a stop in Kentucky. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama
    Prince Charles, Camilla in US capital; will meet with Obama Wed, Mar 18, 2015

    ANDREWS AIR FORCE BASE, Md. (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrived in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a three-day visit, during which they plan to visit cultural and educational sites before heading to Kentucky. More »

  • Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla to arrive in U.S. for four-day tour
    Britain's Prince Charles, Camilla to arrive in U.S. for four-day tour Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    By Ian Simpson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive in Washington on Tuesday for a four-day U.S. goodwill visit that includes a meeting with President Barack Obama, the British Embassy said. The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are seeking to boost Britain's partnership with the United States in such areas as climate change and encouraging corporate social responsibility, the embassy said. Charles, the 66-year-old heir to the British throne, and his wife arrive on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday and Thursday, they will tour monuments and historic sites including the Lincoln Memorial and Mount Vernon, home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla to visit US capital, meet with Obama
    Prince Charles, Camilla to visit US capital, meet with Obama Tue, Mar 17, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, are set to arrive in Washington and will visit cultural and educational sites over the next three days. More »

  • Prince Charles, Camilla to visit Washington-area sites Tue, Mar 10, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, will visit sites across the Washington area next week during their U.S. visit. More »

  • Mexico president UK state visit: Enrique Pena Nieto and wife Angelica Rivera …
    Mexico president UK state visit: Enrique Pena Nieto and wife Angelica Rivera … Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is on a three-day state visit to the UK. He arrived at Buckingham Palace in a horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by the Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla. President Enrique Pena Nieto and his former soap star wife, Angelica Rivera, were shown around Buckingham Palace where they toured a display of Mexican items from the Royal Collection. Nieto and his wife are staying at Buckingham Palace during their visit. More »

  • Oz Royal Phone Prank Station Broke The Law
    Oz Royal Phone Prank Station Broke The Law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    The radio station that allowed two DJs to make a hoax call to the hospital treating the Duchess of Cambridge for morning sickness broke the law, Australia's High Court has ruled. Mel Greig and Michael Christian telephoned the King Edward VII hospital on Sydney's 2Day FM in 2012, posing as the Queen and Prince Charles and asked after the Duchess's health. The woman who took the call, Jacintha Saldanha, believed the pair were who they said they were and transferred them to a nurse who gave details of Kate's condition. Mrs Saldanha was found dead days later. More »

  • Australian court backs finding radio royal prank call broke law
    Australian court backs finding radio royal prank call broke law Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    Australia's High Court on Wednesday backed the broadcasting watchdog's finding that an Australian radio station broke the law with a prank call to a British hospital taking care of the pregnant Duchess of Cambridge, paving the way for penalties. Two presenters at Sydney's 2Day FM called the London hospital in December 2012, pretending to be Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles. On Wednesday, the High Court in Canberra ruled in favor of the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA), overturning a ruling by the lower Federal Court. The High Court said ACMA did have the power to determine the station had committed a criminal offence, as a preliminary to taking enforcement action under the Broadcasting Services Act. More »

  • Prince Charles to visit White House in March
    Prince Charles to visit White House in March Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    President Barack Obama will host Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla on March 19, for a visit designed to underscore "the special relationship" between the two nations, the White House announced on Friday. More »

  • Obama to meet at White House with Prince Charles, Camilla Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will host Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, at the White House in March. More »

  • Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House in March
    Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House in March Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    President Barack Obama will meet next month with Britain's Prince Charles and his wife, during the royals' visit to the United States to encourage corporate social responsibility and combating climate change, the White House said on Friday. Charles, known formally as the Prince of Wales, and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, will visit the White House on March 19. More »

  • Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House on March 19
    Obama to host Britain's Prince Charles at White House on March 19 Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    US President Barack Obama will host Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla for talks in the Oval Office on March 19, the White House said Friday. More »

  • Royal flush: Prince Charles visits London sewage tunnel
    Royal flush: Prince Charles visits London sewage tunnel Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles got down and dirty Wednesday, donning a hard hat and protective glasses to visit a sewer tunnel 75 meters (250 feet) under east London. More »

  • Which royal will Ant and Dec be filming with?
    Which royal will Ant and Dec be filming with? Sat, Feb 14, 2015

    Ant and Dec are going to film a documentary about the Prince’s Trust with Prince Charles. More »