LETTERS from the King of the Badgers to the prime minister refer to Prince Charles as ‘daddy’.
The Black Badger letters, so called because they were written in black ink by badgers, ask the government to reconsider any cull because “father is just in one of his moods”.
They continue: “I know that dad isn’t proud of what happened in the family sett in Gloucestershire, at a time when there were three people and an aristocratic badger in that marriage.
“Please assure him that the badger monarchy, which pre-dates the Saxe-Coburgs and still rules its people with a rod of iron we stole from a train siding, is no threat to him.”
Clarence House strongly denied that the prince has ever had close contact with woodland mammals, despite records showing that on three occasions in the late 1980s he was treated for fleas.