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Charles letters ruling welcomed - law must now be changed: Republic

Campaign group Republic has welcomed the court ruling today that the government must release letters written by Prince Charles.  The group has also said the ruling highlights the need for a change in the law so all of Charles's political lobbying can be scrutinised and challenged in the future.

MPs miss the point over royal funding

MPs on the Commons Public Accounts Committee have missed two key issues in their report on royal funding, according to campaign group Republic.

The group has pointed out today that the real annual bill for the monarchy is well over £200m, when a host of hidden costs are included.

Republic claims victory over Duchy, calls for Charles to come clean on tax

Campaign group Republic has welcomed calls by the Commons public accounts committee for the Duchy of Cornwall to be investigated over its tax arrangements, claiming a win in its campaign against the royals.

The political prince can always step aside, says Republic

Republic has today responded to reports of Prince Charles’s apparent concerns about becoming monarch. An article in Time magazine suggests Charles wants to ‘gets as much done as possible’ before his activities are curtailed by ascending to the throne.

New BBC head of news challenged over royal bias

The campaign group Republic has today written to BBC’s new head of news, James Harding, asking for a meeting to discuss the broadcaster’s continuing and widespread pro-royal bias.

Charles must appear before MPs inquiry following lobbying revelations: Republic

Campaign group Republic has accused Prince Charles of dishonesty and today demanded MPs call him as a witness in their ‘royal veto’ inquiry.

Republic’s Duchy tax campaign sparks C4 documentary and commons inquiry

A campaign by anti-monarchy group Republic calling for the Duchy of Cornwall to pay corporation tax has been given a major boost with a Channel 4 Dispatches documentary tonight and a parliamentary inquiry later this month.

Queen should reject funding increase: Republic

Republic has called on the Queen to reject announced funding increases after it was revealed she is to get a 5% raise. The deal struck by the government two years ago doesn't allow royal funding to go down but does mean it will continue to rise year-on-year in line with crown estate profits.

EXCLUSIVE: Prince Charles seals "immoral" deal with Bahraini regime

Prince Charles has been accused of "giving legitimacy to one of the world's most repressive regimes" after sealing a deal on behalf of his architecture group who will advise the Bahraini government on housing and planning.

BBC accused of blocking embarrassing royal stories

The BBC has been accused of operating a deliberate policy of ignoring or underplaying news stories that could embarrass the monarchy, while giving significant coverage to pro-royal "puff pieces".

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