Prince Charles given veto over laws
London - The Guardian newspaper says British ministers have asked for Prince Charles's consent on a dozen pieces of legislation over the past six years, effectively giving him a right of veto.
The newspaper said on Monday a freedom of information request showed the heir to the British throne was consulted on topics such as the London Olympics, economic development and coroners.
Prime Minister David Cameron's office declined to say whether any planned legislation had been blocked or amended as a result of objections from the prince.
It said it was usual constitutional practice to consult Charles in areas where he has a formal role or private interests.
Anti-monarchy group Republic called for a change to the "constitutional loophole".
Charles' mother, Queen Elizabeth II, must give assent to all legislation, but that is considered a formality.