Fed up with his royal toes treading on their profession, a group of architects have hit back at Prince Charles. Rather than interfere in his line of work by launching a sub-standard line of cookies and jams, they've co-signed a letter requesting that the Prince refrain from using his privileged position to make questionable, and often influential, judgments. Names including Foster, Hadid, Piano and Gehry authored the letter, which was published in the Times. It's a timely intervention: the Prince's impending RIBA speech and his recent pontificating on the Chelsea Barracks scheme have reminded us of his unfortunate proclivity to see his birthright as an entitlement to be the country's aesthetic judge, jury, and executioner.
Last Updated 20 April 2009