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From the Daily Mail in Britain:
The heir to the throne called for greater ties between Britain and Libya in his letter
Prince praised dictator for his work with Christians, Aids victims and the British Council
By Sam Greenhill and Rebecca English
Last updated at 8:08 AM on 25th October 2011
A fawning letter sent by Prince Charles to Colonel Gaddafi has been discovered at one of the despot’s palaces in Libya.
Addressing the dictator as ‘Your Excellency’, the heir to the throne called for greater ties between the two nations.
It is the latest embarrassing link to emerge between the British Establishment and Gaddafi’s hated regime, and follows revelations his brother Prince Andrew was also used as a go-between.
Prince Charles’s letter is dated June 7, 2007, and was discovered in a palace used by Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s playboy London-educated son.
In the letter, the Prince praised the dictator for his work with Christians, Aids victims and the British Council, and writes: ‘I just wanted to write to Your Excellency to say how heartened I am by the breadth of these developments.’
The Prince went on to say he had been briefed on Mr Blair’s trip and ‘the positive way in which relations between Libya and the United Kingdom are developing’.
A second letter to Gaddafi was sent by Mr Blair a month later, stressing the determination of his government to pursue deals with the Tripoli regime.
Both letters, seen by The Times newspaper, preceded an agreement to provide an advanced air defence system – which would have been designed to thwart just such an attack as the Nato campaign to unseat Gaddafi.
In September, Prince Andrew’s role was revealed in papers discovered at the British ambassador’s residence in Tripoli.
The Duke was offered up to meet Colonel Gaddafi as the Labour government desperately tried to appease the unpredictable dictator.
Prince Andrew’s role was revealed in papers discovered at the British ambassador’s residence in Tripoli.
The files reveal a gushing letter written by then-PM Gordon Brown in September 2007 to Gaddafi urging him to meet Andrew, who has always denied acting improperly.
A Clarence House spokesman said it was difficult to comment without seeing the letter for authenticity but added: ‘Any such letters written by the Prince are generally written at the request of the Government and in support of Government objectives.’
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