UK Daily Mail
Jan 15, 2013
The Queen and Prince Charles have been given at least 39 chances to veto government legislation before they became new laws, it was revealed today.
Secret papers show the most senior Royals have had numerous opportunities to torpedo bills that could change their powers, including one relating to the Iraq war.
The extent of the influence the Queen and Prince Charles has over government legislation has been laid bare because Downing Street lost a legal battle to keep details secret.
Papers show the Queen blocked the Military Actions Against Iraq Bill in 1999, which would have transferred powers to authorise strikes and attacks from her to Parliament.
The Palace was also asked to agree bills linked to higher education, paternity pay, identity cards and child maintenance.
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