Prince Harry Awaits Verdict On Security Protection Case; Here’s How UK Government Responded

Prince Harry awaits a verdict on a security protection case against the UK government. His concerns about safety may prevent visits to the UK.

Published on Feb 29, 2024  |  12:15 AM IST |  36.1K
Prince Harry Awaits Verdict On Security Protection Case
Prince Harry has been embroiled in a legal battle with the UK government ( Facebook )
Key Highlight
  • Prince Harry's security protection was removed after he stepped back from royal duties
  • The verdict on his case against the UK government is expected to be delivered on Wednesday

Prince Harry, the youngest son of King Charles III, has been embroiled in a legal battle with the UK government over the removal of his taxpayer-funded security protection. The verdict on this case is expected to be delivered on Wednesday.

Background of the incident

Harry and his wife Meghan made headlines in 2020 when they decided to step back from their royal duties and eventually settled in California, United States. In a hearing at London's High Court in December, Harry expressed concerns about security, stating that it was preventing him from visiting the UK, which he considers his home.

Prince Harry Awaits Verdict On Security Protection Case ( Facebook )

Security concerns and the government’s response

The prince highlighted the importance of keeping his family safe, especially after the tragic death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a car crash in 1997. He emphasized that he couldn't put his wife, Meghan, in danger and was reluctant to expose himself to harm.

The government's lawyers argued that Harry was no longer a working royal and mostly lived abroad, which led to the decision to reduce his security protection. They also rejected claims of unfair treatment, stating that a proper risk analysis had been conducted.

Prince Harry Awaits Verdict On Security Protection Case ( Facebook )

Legal battles

This isn't the only legal battle Harry has been involved in. He recently settled a lawsuit against Mirror Group Newspapers over allegations of deceptive and unlawful methods. However, he continues to pursue legal action against other UK media outlets, including the Daily Mail and News Group Newspapers.

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Prince Harry's case against the UK government regarding his security protection is a significant legal battle. The verdict, expected on Wednesday, will determine the outcome of this ongoing dispute.

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FAQ

Why did Prince Harry's security protection get removed?
After stepping back from royal duties, the UK government decided to reduce his security protection.

What is the significance of this case?
The verdict will determine the outcome of Prince Harry's ongoing dispute with the UK government over his security protection.

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