March 19, 2023 | at 12:54 p.m
It was a not so fun holiday.
Prince Harry has been asked to give Britain’s Home Office a month’s notice that he will be traveling across the pond so they can determine whether the former royal needs a security clearance.
According to a new report obtained by The Telegraph, after the security request was sent, the Home Office will have to decide on the level of security needed as the Duke “stepped down” from royal life in 2020.
The Duke of Sussex hit back at the office, asking them to provide an example of someone like the former royal who was not protected after leaving the public eye.
“I’d like them to give an example of someone else leaving a ‘public position’ with the same threat rating as me and not getting any protection,” Harry said. “I was born into this and the threat will never diminish because of my family status.”
Harry has previously criticized the protection his family received as “scattered, patchy and inadequate” when the Duke and Duchess attended their mother Princess Diana’s memorial services in June 2021.
In February 2022, the Duke sued Associated Newspapers Limited after the outlet broke a story that the royal was trying to keep his fight with the British government under wraps.
Prince Harry’s legal team claimed that the prince was “gravely concerned for his safety during future trips to the UK” and that he felt that “given what is at stake for him and his family” his only option was to choose. legal proceedings.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been the subject of intense media scrutiny, hostile social media attention and violent extremism (among other things) [Duke’s] ten years of military service in the British Army,” her legal team continued. “The race of the Duchess of Sussex and their involvement in charity and other social justice initiatives.”
His lawyers say the 28-day notice period imposed by the Royalty and Publicity Protection Executive Committee (RAVEC) could threaten his safety.
Lawyers say the announcement “impedes their ability to plan and manage security arrangements; could lead [the Duke’s] the actual arrangements are inadequate and endanger his ultimate safety.”
Posti contacted the Home Office and the Sussexes for comment