UK releases more private Prince Charles letters to ministers

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have released more private letters from Prince Charles to government ministers on topics ranging from historic buildings to hospital food.

The letters were the subject of a lengthy legal battle that pitted Charles’ right to privacy against the public’s right to know.

The Guardian newspaper had applied to see correspondence between Charles and government departments. The government refused, but the Supreme Court ruled against the government earlier this year.

The 17 published Thursday — six of them from Charles — were written between 2007 and 2009.

The first batch of 27 letters, released last month, included a letter to the prime minister about resources for troops in Iraq and an appeal for funds to preserve the huts used by early 20th century Antarctic explorers.


This story has been corrected to show that the letter about Antarctic huts was released last month.