Follow the tug-of-war between Prince Harry and his family and the British Government. Since the little son of Carlos and Diana and his wife, Meghan Markle, decided to leave their royal duties and settle in the United States began a battle with Queen Elizabeth II which was further aggravated by the controversial interview that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex granted to Oprah Winfrey , in which, among other things, they released that someone in Buckingham asked about the skin color that their son Archie would have before his birth. Since then, Enrique's relationship with his family has been deteriorating, and recent events will not help build bridges. And it is that, the British press reports that Enrique threatens to take the British Government to court
, who made the decision not to pay for the police security of the prince and his family when they were in the country.
Actually, was the queen who ordered to remove the security team when the dukes decided to move away from the royal house and settle in Los Angeles. He considered that citizens would not understand that this service was still being paid with public money to non-active members of the crown who did not even live on British soil. So, Enrique requested the possibility of paying out of pocket for this protection that would guarantee security for him and his family when they visited their country of origin. After the refusal of the Ministry of the Interior before this proposal, the prince could take legal action against the Government. For now, he has sent a notice, in the form of a letter to the Minister of the Interior: a 'protocol prior to action', in which he requests that he be assigned a protection team.
Without protection they will not return
After 'The Mail on Sunday' published the news of this new legal battle in the royal family, a representative of the prince has issued a statement clarifying the situation. According to him, the objective of the Duke of Sussex is “ to guarantee his safety and that of his family while he is in the United Kingdom so that your children can get to know your country of origin” (Lilibet, the youngest daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, seven months old, has not yet traveled to the United Kingdom to meet her family). Without this protection, he says, they cannot return home. The prince has had a team of American private bodyguards since 2020 , but their legal representatives point out that this team has no jurisdiction abroad or access to intelligence information of the United Kingdom, necessary to keep them safe.
Full statement from Prince Harry's legal spokesperson: pic.twitter.com /JU2hS7KKYH— Omid Scobie (@scobie) January 15, 2022
And in the letter they cite a incident that occurred in July 2021 in which, they say, your security was compromised . It was when Harry traveled to unveil the statue of his late mother, Princess Diana. During the visit, his security was "compromised by the absence of police protection" when he left the event. As published by 'The Guardian', his car was chased by paparazzi. "With the lack of police protection, a personal risk too great
because "they have an inherent threat risk", so "they receive protection at no cost to them".
More headaches for Elizabeth II
After having to dispossess Prince Andrew last week of military honors and sponsorships for being prosecuted in the United States in a case of sexual abuse of minors related to the tycoon and pederast Jeffrey Epstein, this case is a new headache for Isabel II, since Enrique's plans would mean the first time that a member of the royal family files a case against Her Majesty's Government .