A case to follow closely. Tuesday, December 5 marked the first day of the confrontation and Prince Harry and the British Home Office facing the High Court in London. As recalled by Mirrorthe Duke of Sussex challenged the cessation of systematic support for his security when he is in the United Kingdom. As a reminder, when the youngest son of King Charles III and his wife Meghan Markle decided to withdraw from the royal family in 2020 and settle in the United States, they lost this systematic protection from the forces of the order, granted at the expense of the British taxpayer. William’s brother’s appeal against the Interior Ministry therefore concerns a decision taken more than three years ago. At the time, the ministry decided to grant the crowned head police protection on a case-by-case basis.
His lawyer Shaheed Fatima said during the hearing that Prince Harry was “less favorably treated” than the other members of the crown and that he should be provided with security for his visits to the UK. The Royal and VIP Executive Committee responsible for the security of members of the British royal family (RAVEC) has claimed limited resources prevent them from fully ensuring the security of Prince Harry. The case will end on Thursday December 7, 2023.
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The chase of crowned heads in New York
Prince Harry cares about his safety. During his career, Meghan Markle’s husband has not failed to see his security compromised. To start with the episode that occurred during their visit to New York, in May 2023. While the Sussexes were in the Big Apple to attend the ceremony Women of Vision AwardsPrince Harry, Meghan Markle and his mother Doria Ragland found themselves chased by paparazzi hired by the agency Backgrid, in order to capture the best shots for the tabloids. The couple’s spokesperson then described a scene worthy of an action film, and assured that the outcome of this chase of “more than two hours could have proved catastrophic.”
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