Prince Charles’ private letters to Labour ministers between 2004 and 2005 will not—and should not—be published, ordered Attorney-General Dominic Grieve, reports Daily Mail. Until recently, a court rule ordered that the heir to the throne’s “black spider” letters should be revealed for the sake of public interest. However, Grieve said that the letters must be kept secret because once revealed, they will cast a doubt on the future king’s political neutrality.
King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.