Prince Charles was asked by Government Ministers for permission to introduce a Bill that would have stripped him of some of his powers, including his right to veto legislation.

Private letters obtained by The Mail on Sunday under Freedom of Information laws show that Chloe Smith, the former Minister for Political and Constitutional Reform, wrote to Charles to seek his ‘consent’ for the Private Member’s Bill – which he gave some weeks later.

The Bill failed at its second reading but sources close to Labour peer Lord Berkeley, who introduced it into Parliament, say a new draft version has now been sent to Charles.

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