As the future King Charles prepares for the throne his Sixtieth birthday has been outflanked by suggestions in the Sunday Times that he will break tradition and speak out.
Is this justified? Well according to the paper polls show that the population would be broadly in support of him. Perhaps he would say somethings politicians are afraid to given the fact that he will not rely on maintaining his position by standing before the electorate.
The article also refers to ongoing rumors of talks between Downing Street and Buckingham Palace about the laws of succession, i.e. whether a Roman Catholic should be allowed to take the throne. Last weekend at a parade in London the Grand Lodge of England handed a letter of protest, signed by all three Grand Masters of the British Isles, into Downing Street against such measures being introduced.