Originally Posted by Curryong
A letter from Prince Charles to Sir John Kerr written several months after the Dismissal, has turned up in the Australian, in which he expresses sympathy for Sir John's position and his actions of the year before (1975.)
I know that Jenny Hocking is a Whitlam supporter and possibly a republican, who is still bitter about the reveal of the Palace letters in July and mostly nick pick things out of context, but I think Charles should not have sent a "sympathy letter" to John Kerr. The reason is that it would show Charles is leaning on one side of the political controversy and not neutral. Unless, he also sent a "sympathetic letter" to Gough Whitlam, but then again, even if he does that, he would also dragged the monarchy into politics.
The part that drives the controversy was
“What you did last year was right and the courageous thing to do – and most Australians seemed to endorse your decision when it came to the point.”
Again, Charles should have done what The Queen did by staying away from politics. And I'm quite serious about Charles involvement in contentious issues, because that was one the main reasons that drives the republican movement in Australia.