In private letters to Tony Blair, Prince Charles’ ‘fear’ of Iraq War resources was revealed.
According to newly discovered secret letters, Prince Charles expressed his “concern” of soldiers fighting in the Iraq War “without the required supplies.”
This week, the heir presumptive, 72, and his wife, Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, 74, paid a visit to Scotland. The two were photographed wearing tartan while touring the Ballater Community & Heritage Hub in Aberdeenshire. The Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, who are known north of the border as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay, presented a plaque to commemorate the center before visiting local stores and companies.
Their vacation coincided with the 24th anniversary of Princess Diana’s death in a vehicle accident in Paris in 1997.
As he and Camilla traveled around Ballater, Charles, the longest-serving heir to the throne in British history, talked with people.
As he prepares to succeed his mother, the Queen, on the throne, the Prince of Wales has developed a more impartial image in recent years.
However, the monarch has a tumultuous history, having been embroiled in a slew of scandals over the years, including the Iraq War.
A collection of Charles’ letters have discovered, revealing how he lobbied former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
The letters, dubbed the “black spider memoranda” by The Guardian, show that Charles wrote to ministers in seven different UK government departments between 2004 and 2005.
The Prince of Wales attempted to sway the government on matters that he cared about, such as agricultural issues and climate change.
However, in a 2004 letter to Prime Minister Tony Blair, Charles cautioned that British forces in Iraq were facing delays in receiving the necessary equipment for their missions.
“As I remarked to you on my recent visit to Northern Ireland, I was able to view the enormously remarkable airborne surveillance capacity offered by the Armed Forces in the Province and, increasingly, in support of British Forces in Iraq,” he wrote.
“I was particularly impressed by the Army Air Corps’ ‘Oxbow’ surveillance equipment, which represents a significant advancement in surveillance technology.
“However, the Ministry of Defence and the Army Air Corps’ goal of deploying this technology globally is being thwarted by the existing Lynx aircraft’s poor performance in hot temperatures.
Despite this, the purchase of a new aircraft to replace the Lynx is experiencing more delays and uncertainty.”Brinkwire Summary News”.