Charles ‘remains politically neutral’ despite reported comments on Rwandan politics
The Prince of Wales is said to remain “politically neutral”, although he has described the government’s policy of sending migrants to Rwanda as “appalling”. A source has heard Prince Charles express his opposition to the policy several times in private, and that he was “beyond disappointed”, according to The temperature.
The comments came after a High Court ruling cleared the way for the first flight to the East African country on Tuesday.
A Clarence House spokesperson said: ‘We will not comment on the alleged anonymous private conversations with the Prince of Wales except to reaffirm that he remains politically neutral. Policy issues are decisions for the government.
Traditionally, members of the royal family do not involve themselves in political affairs.
But Charles, a future king, has been outspoken in the past and has been criticized for his involvement in public and political issues.
In 2015, Charles had to defend his decision to write a series of letters to government ministers, some of which became known as “black spider” memos, supposedly due to his use of black ink.
At the time, Clarence House said the correspondence – on issues such as the lack of resources for the armed forces fighting in Iraq, the benefits of complementary medicine and the need for affordable rural homes – showed “the range of concerns and interests of the Prince of Wales. for this country and the rest of the world”.
In the same year, there was controversy when it emerged that Charles had regularly received copies of confidential cabinet documents for over 20 years.
As well as the Queen, it included the Prince of Wales, although it has not been suggested that he requested access. Heirs to the throne would have been included in the group since the 1930s.
In a BBC documentary to mark his 70th birthday in 2018, Charles said he would stop speaking out on issues when he became king, saying it was “not so stupid” to continue what some had called it “interference”.
The prince acknowledged he would not be “able to do the same things that I did as an heir”, and as a monarch he would have to operate within “constitutional parameters”.
In 2020, Buckingham Palace appeared to distance itself from comments by Charles’s son, the Duke of Sussex, as Harry urged Americans to ‘reject hate speech’ and vote in presidential elections.
Harry faced a backlash after allegations of political interference and suggestions that he was telling people to vote against Donald Trump.
Although British law does not prohibit royalty from voting, it is considered unconstitutional to do so.
Buckingham Palace highlighted the fact that Harry was no longer a member of the Royal Family and said his remarks were made on a “personal” basis.