Prince Harry will take legal action in a bid to ensure the safety of his wife, Meghan Markle, and children during UK visits.
Prince Harry will be taking legal action against the British government, which restricted him from privately paying for police protection for his family and himself while visiting the UK.
A legal representative for Prince Harry confirmed to Bazaar.com that increased threats are stopping the Duke of Sussex from bringing his son Archie, and daughter Lilibet to his home country.
Prince Harry Wants To Bring His Children To The UK
Harry is willing to pay for his own security because he doesn’t want the taxpayers to fund his protection. Last year, the British Home Office revealed that Harry’s US security team does not have access to the UK intelligence information.
Aside from that, the British government claimed that his American security team can’t access the adequate jurisdiction necessary to keep his children and wife out of danger.
A legal spokesperson for Prince Harry released a statement on Saturday evening, stating, “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in… With the lack of police protection comes too great a personal risk.”
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK. In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home,” the representative added.
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Harry Traveled Solo To The UK Last Year
Currently living in California, US, with his wife and kids, Harry had traveled solo in April last year to attend his grandfather Prince Philip’s funeral. In July, he unveiled a statue in memory of his late mother Diana, Princess of Wales.
In July, Harry’s car was chased by photographers when he left a charity event. “Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life,” his legal representative’s statement added.
“He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.”
“While his role within the institution has changed, his profile as a member of the royal family has not. Nor has the threat to him and his family.”
Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana died in a Paris car crash when paparazzi photographers chased her vehicle in August 1997. A Britain government spokesperson told the BBC that the country’s “protective security system is rigorous and proportionate”.
“It is our long-standing policy not to provide detailed information on those arrangements. To do so could compromise their integrity and affect individuals’ security,” the spokesperson said.