Lawyers for Prince Harry have told a court hearing he is unwilling to bring his children to his homeland because it is not safe.
- Prince Harry’s lawyers told the High Court of London that he thinks it is too risky to bring his children to the UK without police protection
- The Duke has launched a legal challenge to the UK government’s refusal to let him personally pay for police protection
- Prince Harry says his US private security team does not have adequate jurisdiction or access to UK intelligence information
The Duke of Sussex has launched a legal challenge to the UK government’s refusal to let him personally pay for police protection when he comes to Britain.
His legal team says Prince Harry wants to bring his children — Archie, who is almost three years old, and eight-month-old Lilibet — to visit his home country from the United States, but thinks it would be too risky without police protection.
The Duke, who lives in Santa Barbara, California with the children and wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, did not attend Friday’s preliminary hearing.
The court considered requests by both sides in the case for parts of some legal documents to be kept private.
Senior members of the royal family are given taxpayer-funded police protection, but the Duke lost that when he and the Duchess stepped down as working royals and moved to the United States in 2020. The couple said their decision was due to what they described as unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes of the UK…