black spider memo
 n.— «The notes, mostly hand-written, are known to recipients as the “black spider” memos in which Charles enthusiastically details his beliefs on particular political topics, using lots of underlining and exclamation marks. His aides have strongly defended his right to correspond with ministers, asserting that it is “part of his role” as King-in-waiting to represent to the Government views that might otherwise not be heard.» —“Ministers bombarded by his ‘black spider’ memos” by George Jones, Brendan Carlin Telegraph (U.K.) Feb. 22, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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