The Prince of Wales has conveyed his frustration with the immigration policy of the Boris Johnson government to divert refugees and asylum seekers to Rwanda who arrive in the United Kingdom by routes and means considered illegal. The first flight with immigrants on board could take off for Kigali on Tuesday the 14th, if the Minister of the Interior, Priti Patel, wins before the Court of Appeal the legal battle that has been filed with the utmost urgency by a large group of associations and human rights agencies. Humans.

The controversial initiative coincides with the summit of Commonwealth heads of government, which is being held for the first time in Rwanda under the presidency of the heir to the British crown. Carlos and his wife Camila will travel to Kigali next week in the midst of the international mess about the ‘export’ of the migratory problem to the African country. The prince has made his displeasure known about it “on several occasions in private”, according to The Times newspaper from a source he does not identify.

“He said he was beyond disappointed by the politics. He said he thinks the government’s overall stance is appalling. He made it very clear that he is not impressed by the government’s direction,” the anonymous source says.

The prince’s office neither denied nor confirmed the alleged intervention, but defended the “neutral” position in matters of British politics of the eldest son of Queen Elizabeth. “We do not comment on alleged anonymous private conversations with the Prince of Wales, except to reaffirm that he remains politically neutral. Policy matters are decisions for the Government,” said the Clarence House spokesman.

Carlos has periodically intervened in public issues of interest to him, from architecture to organic agriculture, alternative medicine, conservation and environmental protection. He expresses his opinion in speeches, conferences and in private correspondence with British ministers, according to reports in 2015. Three years later, on the occasion of his 70th birthday, he confessed to the BBC his intention to adjust his public role to the “constitutional parameters “. He stated that his reign would be different from his mother’s and acknowledged that he will not be able to “do the same things” that he does as heir to the throne.

Patel defends the “public interest” of his migratory agreement with Rwanda. The initiative aims to dissuade those who embark on outboards and rubber boats on the French coast to reach British territory. More than 5,000 people have followed this route across the English Channel since the minister signed the memorandum with President Paul Kagame’s government in April. The Minister of the Interior celebrated her initial legal victory on Friday and reaffirmed her determination to face the next “legal challenges” in order to “break the deadly trade in human trafficking and save lives.”

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