- Prince Harry's lawyers have confirmed his fear of returning home
- The issue is arranging security for his family
- The British government has denied Prince Harry's request for private protection
Ever since Prince Harry decided to leave the royal family in search of a civilian life in the United States, the issue of when and how Harry would return home with his family has been a point of legal contention. As a royal member, Prince Harry was allowed taxpayer funded police protection. But that is no longer the case!
This week, Prince Harry's legal team has revealed that the duke is afraid of returning home with the current security measures that would be in place for him, his wife Meghan Markle, and his children Archie and Lilibet Diana.
A Completely New Normal Would Await Harry Back Home
This statement comes after the fact that Harry has launched an official legal challenge to the U.K. government's refusal to let him personally pay for police protection whenever he comes back home, claiming that his U.S. security detail doesn't have the appropriate jurisdiction to protect him in Britain.
The British government has denied his petition for arranging a personal police detail, as it would set a dangerous precedent for other high-profile members of society to do the same. However, an official statement from the government has not been released, as this would be deemed to be "inappropriate" in an ongoing case.
Prince Harry's lawyer, Shaheed Fatima, said that Harry "does not feel safe when he is in the U.K. given the security arrangements applied to him. - It goes without saying that he does want to come back to see family and friends and to continue to support the charities that are so close to his heart," she said. "Most of all, this is and always will be, his home."
Preliminary hearings are underway, and so, it's likely this story will resolve itself in the coming weeks. In any case, it goes to further show how much distance Prince Harry now has from his former life.
Nevertheless, thousands of Britons are looking forward to the day when Prince Harry and his family come back home for a visit!