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Old 11-02-2016, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by PatrickLondon View Post
It means he's entitled to be. It doesn't mean he gets every secret paper winging its way around Whitehall (any more than opposition politicians or retired senior people on the PC do - Privy Councillor status gives the government an option for consulting or briefing them on something top secret, usually military or to do with foreign policy, not an obligation to do so).
True, but in Prince Charles's case, we know that he is one of the select few who are routinely sent any papers circulated to the Cabinet. (One of the odd aspects of that story is the belief that he wasn't getting access to such stuff had sometimes been used by his critics to insinuate that his mother didn't really trust him, yet it turns out that he had been getting access all along!)