Not on Chuck's watch
A two-year legal battle over the aborted Chelsea Barracks scheme came to a conclusion today, with the High Court ruling that the Qatari Royal Family had breached their contract by dropping the Richard Rogers-designed project developed by the Candy brothers. However, despite the victory, the Candys didn't win any money; a subsequent claim for damages and loss of earning has yet to be heard. Of most interest is the judge's verdict on Prince Charles, who intrigued with the Qataris to kybosh the scheme and attempted to push forward a classical version by Quinlan Terry: Mr. Justice Vos said that the heir's interferrence was "unexpected and unwelcome", and that he had put both sides in a "very difficult position".
Last Updated 25 June 2010