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Prince Harry wants police protection for British visits

Prince Harry When he comes to the UK he will have to resort to court to provide him with police protection. The Lord of Sussex has called for a judicial review of the government’s decision in London, the British news agency PA reported on Sunday. The Interior Office therefore refused to provide police officers for Harry’s protection, although the prince was willing to pay for the operation himself.

“England will always be Prince Harry’s home,” Harry’s lawyers said in a statement. He wants his wife and children to be safe in Great Britain. However, without police protection, the family takes “the greatest personal risk” when moving to Great Britain.

Chased by the paparazzi

Prince Harry and his wife Megan He retired from government service in April 2020 and now lives in the United States with their two young children. During a visit to the UK last summer, the paparazzi chase after Harry’s car as he leaves a charity event in London. The next day, he and his older brother William unveiled a statue of their mother, Diana, who had died while fleeing the paparazzi in Paris in 1997, at Kensington Palace.

In their statement, Harry’s lawyers point out that in recent years, Harry’s family has faced “well-documented threats from neo-Nazis and extremists.”

A UK government spokesman declined to comment on the case. Protections for celebrities in the UK are good and “proportionate”. Could not provide detailed information on this as it would “affect the safety of individuals”.