Prince Charles accused of 'abusing his position' to influence planning process

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London, Sep 2 (ANI): A senior architect in Britain has accused Prince Charles of "abusing his position" to influence planning decisions.

Ruth Reed, the first woman president of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), claims that the Prince of Wales used his royal status to interfere in the "democratic process".

She also accused him of writing letters "behind the scenes" to display his opinions on certain architects and building projects.

"It is unfortunate if anybody uses their position in public life to exert undue influence on a democratic process such as planning," the Telegraph quoted her as telling BBC Radio Four's Front Row.

She added: "There appears to be evidence that he has written behind the scenes both about planning applications and also about the appointment of particular architects, which would be an abuse of his position, definitely."

However, the Clarence House has declined to comment on the allegations. (ANI)

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