I devoted my column and accompanying podcast this week to the issue of Prince Charles's political involvement.
Although I have a great deal of sympathy with the Prince in his railing against the prevailing political consensus, as a monarchist I am concerned about the potential longer-term implications of this.
"The bottom line is that as long as Charles continues to involve himself in issues of political controversy, it will be used by some as a stick to beat him with. The position of the Monarchy is not so strong that it can withstand that sort of criticism on an ongoing basis."
A contrasting and perhaps rather more eloquent view came from Simon Jenkins in yesterday's Sunday Times.