• Prince Harry challenges the decision to revoke his right to police protection in the UK
• His top priority is the safety of his children while they are in the UK
• Harry has visited the UK a handful of times since relocating to the US but his lawyer says he “does not feel safe” without proper protection
Here is what happened:
Prince Harry is fighting against the decision made by the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) to revoke his right to police protection when he and Meghan Markle visit the United Kingdom. He expressed his sadness about feeling forced to step back from his role and leave the country in 2020. He emphasized that the U.K. is his home, and it is central to the heritage of his children and wants them to feel at home in the U.K. He also mentioned that without security, they cannot be safe on U.K. soil.
Harry has been denied publicly-funded security agents since he and Meghan stepped back from their roles as senior royals. Despite his offer to cover the cost himself, his bid was rejected by the High Court in May. His attorney stated that he does not feel safe when he is in the U.K. without proper protection. His visit to the U.K. following his relocation to the United States has been infrequent.
Harry and Meghan have publicly shared their excitement and commitment about building their family. They also shared their experience of raising their children significantly. Meghan even wrote a children’s book that is a celebration of fatherhood from a mother’s perspective. Their priority has always been the safety and well-being of their kids.