Prince Charles wrote a series of confidential letters lobbying Tony Blair over the foxhunting ban before it became law, The Mail on Sunday can reveal.

The Prince is known to have been an opponent of the ban at the time of the secret correspondence in 2002, when Blair’s Labour Government was steering the legislation through Parliament.

The existence of the letters will add to the controversy over the Prince’s active role in politically contentious subjects.

Reported by The Daily Mail. You can read the full story here.