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Charles: The Heart of a King by Catherine Mayer Ebury, 2015, 448 pages, $35   When the private letters of Prince Charles to UK ministers were publicly released by the courts in the recent “Black Spider Memo” crisis, the Prince of Wales was accused of sneakily and inappropriately influencing Her Majesty’s government. Many argued that this was a violation of his fast-approaching role as an impartial sovereign of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms. In response in an article for the Australian Spectator I suggested that Charles would defy his manifold critics, who assumed there’s no way to both…

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