The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, wants to bring his children Archie and Lilibet to visit his home country. However, he does not have adequate police protection as the British government has denied him his decision to personally pay for police protection while in the United Kingdom.
“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 U.K.,” a statement said. “In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.”
Harry has filed a claim challenging the British government’s decision-making behind the security procedures.
Harry and his wife Meghan lost publicly funded police protection in the U.K. when they stepped down as senior working royals and moved to North America in 2020. The couple said their decision was due to what they described as unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the British media.
Harry and Meghan’s 7-month-old daughter Lilibet has yet to meet her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and other members of the royal family.
“The goal for Prince Harry has been simple – to ensure the safety of himself and his family while in the UK so his children can know his home country,” the statement said. “The UK will always be Prince Harry’s home and a country he wants his wife and children to be safe in.”
– Meriqua Whyte