By Chris Cook
Correspondence between Prince Charles and government ministers must remain secret, the government has decided.
Dominic Grieve, the attorney-general, is using a ministerial veto that has been deployed only four times, to block publication of the documents.
The letters had been requested by the Guardian newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act. This veto overturns a ruling by the upper tribunal, a higher court, that ruled in favour of disclosure. Ministers have used the veto in three other cases, to block disclosures relating to the Iraq war, Scottish devolution and NHS reform. The Prince has caused controversy in the past with his advocacy of causes from homeopathy, a reversion to “traditional” teaching methods to his dislike for modern Read more