Prince Charles letters: attorney general acted unlawfully, say senior judges

The Guardian:

Three senior judges have ruled that Dominic Grieve, the attorney general, acted unlawfully when he blocked the publication of letters written by Prince Charles to government ministers.

The ruling, led by Lord Dyson, the head of the civil judiciary in England and Wales, paves the way for the release of the letters, which reveal how the prince lobbied government ministers to change official policies.

Grieve had refused access to the letters, arguing that they could cause constitutional problems. He had said their contents could seriously damage the prince’s ability to perform his duties when he became king because they could cast doubt on his political neutrality.