A fresh legal attempt to sweep away the secrecy surrounding Prince Charles’s behind-the-scenes lobbying has been launched at the court of appeal.

The Guardian is attempting to overturn a veto issued by Dominic Grieve, the attorney general, banning the disclosure of private letters sent by the prince to government ministers that sought to alter official policy.

Grieve has said the 27 pieces of correspondence between the heir to the throne and the ministers over a seven-month period contain the royal’s “most deeply held personal views and beliefs” and are “particularly frank”.

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