Prince Harry might not find a way to return to his old royal life if the parliament removes him as a Counsellor of State, a report says. There were reportedly concerns over his eligibility because he and his wife, Meghan Markle, are now based in the United States.
Prince Harry Would Have No Way Back To Former Royal Life If Removed From This Role?
Prince Harry is one of the senior working royals when he was still serving the monarchy. So, his decision to step back from his royal duties was felt by his family and the royal fans.
The Duke of Sussex is also one of the four Counsellors of States, along with Prince Andrew, Prince Charles and his brother, Prince William. However, some questioned his eligibility for the role, given that he is now living in California. An unnamed source told Mail Online that it would greatly impact Prince Harry if he were removed from the position.
"Being removed, by parliament no less, as a Counsellor of State would really be the nail in Harry’s coffin of his former life as a frontline member of the royal family," the source said, as quoted by The Sun.
"If the Queen does take steps to have this situation remedied and Harry is axed, there really is no going back. All of these decisions – the military titles, the HRHs in abeyance – could theoretically be reversed. However, having parliament take formal action to remove them as Counsellors of State is in another league entirely."
Prince Harry Vs. The Government In The UK
Prince Harry requested to personally pay for police protection in the UK because he wants to return home with his wife Meghan Markle and their kids Archie and Lili. However, he wants to ensure the safety of his family and wishes to have armed security. So, he offered to pay for the service of Met police.
However, UK Home Office declined his offer twice. Several defended the decision saying, Prince Harry knows that he is not entitled to police protection after giving up his royal duties. And Met police doesn't cater to private individuals, so he cannot just pay for it if he wants their service.
Prince Harry launched legal action by asking for a judicial review of the Home Office's decision. Many believed that he started a battle against the government with his legal move.
Meanwhile, a government spokesperson said about its decision that the country's "protective security system is rigorous and proportionate," BBC reported.
"It is our long-standing policy not to provide detailed information on those arrangements," the statement continued. "To do so could compromise their integrity and affect individuals' security."
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