prince harryA bid to seek police protection when in the UK has been refused.
Following a hearing last week, a High Court judge in London ruled on Tuesday, May 23, that he would not give the 38-year-old prince the option of hiring his own police protection when he is abroad. Harry has said he does not feel safe in the UK with his children, Archie, 4, and Lilybet, 23 months, who he lives with meghan markleDue to the attention of photographers.
“Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth for life. He is sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been exposed to well-documented neo- Has been subjected to Nazi and extremist threats,” his team said in a statement in January 2022 after Harry filed an application for judicial review following the Home Office’s decision, which said he would personally seek police protection. Cannot fund. “While her role within the institution has changed, her profile as a member of the royal family has not changed. Nor is there any danger to her and her family.”
This month, the British government team argued in court that police officers are available for the best interest of the public and are not “personal bodyguards of the wealthy”.
Harry and Meghan, 41, who married in 2018, lost their security team when they stopped working for the British royal family in 2020 – a move the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t see coming. In his memoirs, ExcessiveHe recalled that he “never thought” the firm would no longer provide his royal security details.
“Not in this climate of hate. not after what happened to my mother [Princess Diana], Moreover, not in view of my Uncle Andrew. He was embroiled in a scandal, accused of sexually assaulting a young woman and no one so much suggested that he should lose his protection. Whatever complaints people had against us, sexual offenses were not on the list,” he wrote. (Andrew’s sexual assault lawsuit was settled out of court in 2022.)
After Harry and Meghan moved to California, he has returned to England alone on several occasions. Recently, he was in town for a quick visit to meet his father. King Charles IIIThe coronation will take place on 6 May as Meghan has been at home with her children to celebrate Archie’s fourth birthday. While the children’s only known visit with their family was for Queen Elizabeth II’s platinum jubilee in June 2022, Meghan was also by Harry’s side for the late monarch’s funeral in September.
Harry’s loss in court comes as the couple is still recovering from an incident in New York City that their rep described as a “highly aggressive car chase” following the 2023 Women of Vision Awards on May 16. ,
“This sustained effort that lasted more than two hours resulted in multiple collisions between other drivers, pedestrians and two NYPD officers on the road,” a spokesperson for the duo said. “Being a public figure comes with a level of public interest that should never come at the expense of anyone’s safety. The dissemination of these images, in the manner in which they were obtained, has been deemed a highly intrusive practice.” encourages that which is dangerous for all involved.
The NYPD later spoke about the situation, commenting in a statement: “The NYPD assisted the private security team guarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There were a number of photographers who made their transport challenging.” There were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries or arrests.
While Harry and Meghan have issued an additional statement “demanding[ing]That photo agency Backgrid “promptly provided us with copies of all photos, videos and/or films taken” as soon as questions about the incident hit headlines, the company hit back.
Backgrid’s statement read, “In America, as I’m sure you know, property belongs to its owner: third parties cannot simply demand it to be given to them, as perhaps Kings might.” “Perhaps you should sit down with your client and advise them that their English rules of royal prerogative to demand that citizens hand over their property to the Crown was long ago rejected by this country. We Standing with the Founding Fathers.”