Prince Harry fumed when asked to give notice before UK trip

Prince Harry was required to give 28 days’ notice before his planned visit to the UK so the Home Office could assess his security requests. The Duke of Sussex was then informed that the Home Office would decide whether the requested security arrangements were necessary following his decision to step back from royal duties. According to The Telegraph, Prince Harry was not pleased with the decision and called for an example of someone with a similar threat assessment who did not receive any protection after leaving public duty.

Harry criticized the security arrangements made for his family’s visit to the UK in June 2021 for the memorial events for Diana, Princess of Wales, as “perverse, disproportionate and inadequate”. Legal documents relating to Prince Harry’s defamation claim against the Mail on Sunday revealed a dispute between the Duke and the Home Office Future Security system.

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Prince Harry’s defamation claim against Associated Newspapers Ltd (ANL) relates to an article published last February which allegedly contained a false claim about his willingness to pay for his own police protection in the UK. The Duke won a judicial review against the Home Office’s decision to deny his family automatic protection in September 2021, but a hearing date has not yet been set.

Prince Harry’s lawyers said he was “seriously concerned about his safety and security during future visits to the UK” and that they realized the gravity of what was at stake for him and his family In view of this, he had no option but to take legal action. , According to them, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been subjected to intense media scrutiny, hostile social media attention and have been targeted by violent extremists. This is due to the Duke’s ten years of military service in the British Army, the Duchess of Sussex’s race and her involvement in charitable and other social justice initiatives.

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Prince Harry’s legal team also claimed that the requirement to give 28 days’ notice for the trip, during which a case-by-case decision would be made by the Royal and VIP Executive Committee (RAVEC) whether to provide him with security, created uncertainty and There may be a threat to his safety. He further added that this requirement hinders their ability to plan and manage their security arrangements, which may lead to their actual arrangements being inadequate and their ultimate security compromised.

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