What Prince Charles' Private Letters Could Reveal
The 'black spider' memos contain private letters written between Charles and several branches of government between 2004 and 2005.By Matt Moreno | May 13, 2015
After a lengthy court battle, letters from Prince Charles are set to be made public Wednesday.
The so-called "black spider" letters are from March 2004 and September 2005 and will be released with some redactions. The move comes after a Freedom of Information Act request from The Guardian in 2005 and on-going 10 year courtroom battle over their release.
Supporters of the prince say he should be able to communicate privately and express his personal views as he pleases, though opponents argue the letters may reveal he's exploiting his position in the government.