United Kingdom – Prince Harry has taken legal action to guarantee police protection when traveling with his family to the United Kingdom, and has paid all costs in person, his lawyer told the media on Sunday.
The Duke of Sussex, as Prince Harry gains the title, and his wife, former American actress Megan Markle, have lost their permanent police protection in the United Kingdom after deciding to sever ties with the royal family in 2020. The family now lives in the US state of California with two children, Archie and Lilibet.
Harry now wants to take his children on a visit to Britain, but he and his family “can not return home” because it is too dangerous for them, the prince’s lawyer said, adding that on June 30 , after meeting with disabled children, the paparazzi on the streets of London chased the car in which he was.
The prince claims that members of his security in the United States do not have access to information about security in the UK, which is necessary for him and his family to remain safe.
The lawsuit, which was filed in September and is said to be aimed at influencing a review of the British Home Office, could embarrass the royal family, who are already facing a possible trial of Prince Andrew in the United States on sexual charges. attacks on minors.
To protect the monarchy, Queen Elizabeth II this week stripped Prince Andrew of all official and military titles, and the media reported that the prince was now paying for his own security.
A spokesman for Prince Harry told the British Press Agency (PA) that “the United Kingdom will always be the home of Prince Harry, as well as the country in which he, his wife and children want to feel safe.”
“Seven-month-old Lilibette, nicknamed” Queen Elizabeth “as a child, has not yet met her grandmother Elizabeth II or Grandpa Prince Charles.
Prince Harry last visited the UK last summer when he and his brother Prince William unveiled a sculpture of their mother Diana on July 1, who died in a car crash in Paris in 1997 after a car carrying her then-wife Egyptian tycoon Dodi al-Fayed’s partner was haunted by paparazzi.
“Prince Harry inherited a lifetime of security risk at birth. “He is sixth in line to the throne, has served in two combat missions in Afghanistan and in the last year his family has been exposed to extremist and neo-Nazi threats,” said his lawyer.
A British government spokesman said the system of protecting public figures was “rigorous and proportionate” and declined to elaborate on claims or legal action.