Why are we not allowed to see these? we're being told that it's because it would make it clear that he's not politically neutral. But this pretty much gives the game away, surely? He SHOULD BE politically neutral. I think he's a threat to the monarchy.
Reserve powers, Inneedofbrandy. Suppose that at the last election the Lib dems and the Tories had been unable to form a coalition and suppose the Lib dems and labour had also fallen out. It would then fall upon the monarch to choose a leader to form a minority government, and here a track record of support for a particular party could be a problem.
Auntiestella, you are evidently not aware of the publication of Charles I's captured letters to Henrietta Maria after the battle of Naseby, and the huge impact they had on public opinion?