The media reports that Prince Charles, who had access to the same intelligence papers and briefing notes that Tony Blair had in the run up to the invasion of Iraq, lobbied senior politicians against invading Iraq.
Reports state that the Prince referred to Blair as "our glorious leader", and stated that going to war would be "madness".
However, those who hope for clarification of these reports in the ongoing Chilcot Inquiry into the war will be disappointed.
Paddy Harverson, the Prince's communications secretary, stated that Prince Charles would not cooperate with any such request from the Inquiry. Communications between the Royal Family and government are private.