UK Supreme Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed

March 26, 2015 9:58 AM

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UK Supreme Court rules Prince Charles letters to ministers can be disclosed

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that 27 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 had been trying since 2005 to obtain the letters from government departments using Britain's freedom of information law, but despite a court victory the Attorney General vetoed disclosure in 2012.

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