“Give me back my bodyguards”.
While Meghan Markle and Prince Harry have decided to move to California in 2020, thus giving up their honorary titles, their privileges in the United Kingdom have also been reduced.
Indeed, their withdrawal from the royal family no longer allows them to benefit from police protection on British soil.
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A decision that does not please the Duke of Sussex.
Anxious not to completely cut ties with his native country, Archie and Lilibeth's father launched an action to be able to benefit from police protection during his visits to the United Kingdom, "which he would pay personally", as a federal representative told AFP.
In 2020, the couple had hired security guard Gavin de Becker, whom they paid around 7,800 euros a day.
His lawyers therefore wrote a 'pre-action protocol' letter to the Home Office to review the decision, stating that they would seek judicial review if his family's safety was not assured in the UK. United.
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Since their emancipation from the Windsor clan, Meghan and Harry have feared for their safety.
In 2020, during Oprah Winfrey's cult interview, he had already declared: "While the risk or the threat has not diminished, my protection has been taken away from me.
This request for a police escort also comes after “extremist and neo-Nazi threats” to him, specifies the source of Agence France-Presse.
Adding to a traumatic episode for Harry, which occurred in the summer of 2020. At the end of a charity event for sick children, the Duke of Sussex was chased by car by a crowd of paparazzi.
"His safety had been compromised due to the lack of police protection," said the federal representative.
A news that comes after Elizabeth II accepted the withdrawal of royal patronage from her son, Prince Andrew, following accusations of sexual assault against Virginia Giuffre, of which he is the subject.
As for Prince Harry, the Queen would have gotten wind of her grandson's action, some tabloids report.
It remains to be seen what she will decide.
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