For the second time in a week Prince Charles has made an important intervention in global affairs.
On Wednesday His Royal Highness made an impassioned appeal for business leaders to do more to tackle the climate crisis.
Today, the prince had the courage to speak up for the plight of the Palestinians while on a visit to Jerusalem.
As he rightly reminded his audience, a just and lasting peace in the Middle East can only be found through a two-state solution.
These words carry all the more weight coming from someone who has long championed dialogue between different faiths.
And it must surely be noted that on both the issue of climate change and the Middle East peace process he has placed himself on the opposite side to Donald Trump.
On both these subjects he spoke with authority and genuine compassion.
Our future king has never been shy of expressing his views. But in the last few days he has started to find his true voice and shown the crucial role he can play.
Filling the gap
There should be no need for private police … or a private health service.
If the NHS and our police were properly funded people wouldn’t look elsewhere.
The fact communities are having to turn to private police forces is especially worrying.
After the axing of more than 20,000 officers in the last decade you can see why people are paying for their own bobbies on the beat.
But there is a thin line between taking the law into your own hands and vigilantism.
We are in danger of returning to the days when only the rich could afford health care, security and good education for their children.
The Pig issue
Louise Redknapp is at the centre of a legal row over claims Peppa Pig ripped off one of her songs.
Hopefully there’s been no porkies and the truth will snout…