Prince Harry asks the British Government for police protection

Prince Harry in California in May 202. (Photo: VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

prince harry has taken legal action against the UK Government’s decision to withdraw his police protection when he is in the UK and not allow him to pay for it personally.

According to a legal representative of Harry, quoted by the newspaper Daily Telegraph, the Duke of Sussex – grandson of queen elizabeth ii— he does not feel safe in the UK and therefore “cannot go home” with his wife, Meghan Markle, and their children Archie and Lilibet.

In the summer of last year, the prince’s car was chased by photographers as he left an NGO event.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had the police escort they enjoyed in the country 24 hours a day two years ago, when they renounced their royal duties and to public financing.

He proposed to pay for the protection himself

For this reason, Harry proposed to the British Government to pay for this protection by the police out of his own pocket, something that the Ministry of the Interior has refused.

In his legal action, the Duke of Sussex argues that his private protection team in the United States lacks “jurisdiction” abroad and cannot access the intelligence information necessary for it.

“The UK will always be the home of Prince Harry and a country where he wants his wife and children to feel safe. With the lack of police protection, there is too great a risk”, explained his legal representative. In the opinion of his lawyer, the security team of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in the US “cannot reproduce the necessary police protection that is needed while they are in the United Kingdom.”

Prince Harry —based with his family in California since 2020— has always been very concerned in his public statements about the risk to his family in the United Kingdom and directly accuses the persecution of the press of having caused the problems that suffered his late mother, Diana of Wales.

This article originally appeared on The HuffPost and has been updated.


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