Japan and the United States were frustrated by Queen Elizabeth’s husband, Prince Philip, attempting to stop a new runway in Japan in the 1980s, according to recently released files at the National Archives in London.

The documents, released in November following the prince’s death in April, show former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone was “concerned” about the intervention and the U.S. State Department feared the prince could jeopardize the entire project.

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