News that Prince Charles has been trying, probably successfully' to influence legislation is worrying. He is opinionated and likely to continue to meddle when he is monarch. An attempt was made to assess the potential elephant trap of Royal Consent. As long as it continues to be part of our constitution, the danger remais of a future constitutional crisis between monarch and state. The archaic world of royal protcal was exposed by these exchanges in October 2013 in the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee.
The Select Committee responsible for parliamentary reform was looking at one of the bits of useless procedural litter that clogs the legislative machine. While it's fine to respect the past there is no requirement to live there.
Here is a flavour of the inquiry.