Prince Harry might be living in California these days, but the UK will “always” be the home of the British Royal Family. A lawyer for the Duke of Sussex made the statement on Friday during a hearing in London. queen elizabethThe 37-year-old grandson is seeking judicial review of a Home Office decision which prevents him from paying for police protection while in the UK.
“This claim relates to the fact that the Duke does not feel safe while in the UK given the security measures that were applied to him in June 2021 and will continue to apply if he decides to return” , said Harry’s lawyer, Shahid Fatimasaid (via GOOD MORNING!).
“It goes without saying that he wants to come back to see his family and friends and continue to support the charities that are so close to his heart,” Shaheed added. “It is and always will be his home.”
A legal representative for the duke said last month that Harry and his family could not return to the UK due to a lack of necessary police protection. Harry and Meghan Markle lost their taxpayer-funded police protection in 2020 after stepping down as working members of the royal family.
In an earlier statement, a legal representative for the Duke said Harry had first offered to personally pay for “British police protection for himself and his family in January 2020 at Sandringham”, but that “offer was rejected”.
“He remains ready to cover the cost of security, so as not to impose it on the British taxpayer,” added the representative. “As is well known, other people who have left public office and who run an inherent risk of threat receive free police protection. Prince Harry’s goal was simple: to keep himself and his family safe while in the UK so his children could learn about his home country.