Prince Harry’s Case Against Home Office Over Security Moved Forward

A couple of hearings have already been held over Harry’s legal challenge, including earlier this month and in February, when Harry’s lawyer said in a statement, “Duke does not feel safe when he is in the U.K. given the security arrangements applied to him in June 2021 and will continue to be applied if he decides to come back. 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. This is and always will be his home.”

Days earlier, a court filing stated that that the U.K. Home Office planned to oppose Harry’s challenge, maintaining that Harry “failed to afford the necessary measures of respect to the Home Office and RAVEC as the expert, and democratically accountable, decision-maker on matters of protective security and associated risk assessment.”

According to the filing, the Home Office maintained that Harry’s offer to privately pay for police security was “irrelevant,” adding that “personal protective security by the police is not available on a privately financed basis.”

In statement issued this past January, Harry’s legal representative said that the duke “inherited a security risk at birth, for life” and that in recent years, “his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.”

Source: Eonline

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