Fighting for his rights. Prince Harry has spoken openly about the challenges he faced both during his royal tenure and after his exit — and his battle for proper security came to a head in January 2022.
The Duke of Sussex issued a statement regarding his application for judicial review after a Home Office decision previously ruled he would be unable to personally fund police protection for his family while in England. Harry shares son Archie, born in 2019, and daughter Lilibet, born in 2021, with wife Meghan Markle.
“Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life. He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats,” the January 2022 statement read. “While his role within the Institution has changed, his profile as a member of the royal family has not. Nor has the threat to him and his family.”
Two years prior, Harry and the Suits alum announced their plans to step down from their senior royal roles. The couple later moved to North America, where they began to “personally fund a private security team for their family,” the statement acknowledged.
“That security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK,” the BetterUp CIO claimed. “In absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return home.”
The pair’s departure from the…