Government lawyers have defended a decision by the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, to block the publication of letters written by Prince Charles to politicians.

Grieve overruled an independent freedom of information tribunal that had ordered the release of the letters.

The tribunal had decided that the public should be told how the prince sought to influence government policy through private letters he sent to ministers.

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I am a journalist and author. I am a staff writer at the UK edition of WIRED magazine and in 2015 my book, Freedom of Information: A Practical Guide for UK Journalists, was published. I created FOI Directory in 2012.