Prince Harry continues to face criticisms and condemnation following his shocking departure from the royal family in January 2020. The son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana chose to fly off to the United States with his wife, Meghan Markle, and ditch the life in Britain for good.
At the time, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle cited their plans to become financially independent from the palace as one of the reasons behind their infamous “Megxit.” However, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex later revealed that “racism” behind the palace doors is actually the main reason why they made their royal exit.
Recently, Prince Harry made headlines again after it was revealed that he is challenging the British government decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection when he and his family visits the United Kingdom. Keep on reading to know more details.
Prince Harry Can’t Bring Meghan Markle, Archie And Lilibet To The U.K.?
The brother of Prince William claimed that he is unable to bring his family back to Britain since it is too dangerous without police protection. Because of this, Prince Harry filed a claim for judicial review against the Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for the security.
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Prince Harry’s most recent revelation raised many eyebrows, including former head of royal protection Dai Davies, who said that Meghan Markle’s husband could not just pick and choose. The former police officer, during an appearance on talkRADIO, also advised the Duke of Sussex to “keep quiet for a little while, that will lower [his] profile a great deal.”
Dai Davies’ comments pushed some netizens to come to Prince Harry’s defense. One netizen wrote:
"There was never any good reason to parade a grieving child behind his mother's corpse. This brutal disregard for that boy's feelings enriched a lot of media outlets that day. That boy's trauma was made into a spectacle. He is owed protection now."
A second Twitter user penned:
"What’s the big deal. If Harry wants to pay for it. I’m with Harry and Meghan."
Another netizen stated of Prince Harry’s plea to pay for his family’s protection:
"'Lower his profile a bit'?! He doesn’t need to do that! UK needs to protect him & his family."
On January 17, reports about Prince Harry expressing his desire to pay for the police protection himself rather than making British taxpayers foot the bill made rounds online. The Duke of Sussex’s legal representative, in a statement, said:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the U.K. In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.”
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Most, if not all, royal followers are aware that Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth being the grandson of Queen Elizabeth and the son of the heir apparent, Prince Charles. The statement also noted that other British figures who left public office and have inherent threat risks got police protection at no cost.
While Prince Harry is expected to grace the revelries of Queen Elizabeth’s upcoming Platinum Jubilee in June, it remains to be seen if Meghan Markle, Archie and Lilibet would be able to join him. Other reports suggested that the royal officials would be “relieved” should the Sussex family decide to stay at home instead of returning to the U.K. for the celebrations.
Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Take Steps To Produce Netflix Show
Meanwhile, it appears that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are finally taking steps to produce some shows as part of their lucrative Netflix seal. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have placed an ad for a production designer for their Netflix debut titled Pearl, which centers on a young girl.
Daily Mail reported:
"The job states the person will held to develop create and support the aesthetic vision of the executive producer.”
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been living in Montecito, California after they decided to step back from their senior royal roles. The Sussex pair moved to America to live a financially independent life with Archie and Lilibet.
It can be recalled that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle drew criticisms for signing the deal with Netflix, which has faced backlash for portrayals of royal family members in the popular series called The Crown. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expected to also release new contents on Spotify later this year.
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