I think the relation between the monarchy and the press is very much a two-way street.
It was delightful but, of course, it was pretty insulting to my professional reputation.
While the 1980 book was being serialized in the Sunday Times, Charles attacked it through the Observer.
As somebody who's been writing about this subject for getting on twenty years now, it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
I went on a long trip through South America with Prince Charles where I was the only journalist there - a couple of photographers but no other writers.
What it means is that some of Charles' press secretaries have been better than others as some of the Queen's press secretaries have been better than others.
When the magistrate says 'That's not a good enough reason my man.' He said 'Excuse me, could I ask you? Have you taken an oath of allegiance to the Monarch?'
I remember a moment when the Prince went back to his old school, Grammar School in Melbourne, and slightly to his horror his old music teacher produced a cello.
If you have an anecdote from one source, you file it away. If you hear it again, it may be true. Then the more times you hear it the less likely it is to be true.
What was funny if you were there is that we were all immensely sophisticated people who knew exactly what she was going to say and we're chatting away, nice to see you.