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Prince Charles quits heritage society, after a rejection

The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings lost one of its most prominent members when Prince Charles resigned over a dispute with the British preservation group. The society refused to publish a forward written by the Prince of Wales for a handbook on the restoration of old house because it was too conservative. The Prince interpreted their action as censorship and quit. The society allows modern architecture and design in restoration projects, but the Prince believes old house should always be returned to their original style. The disagreement adds to the image of Prince Charles as a diehard conservative with outdated views on architecture.