Prince Harry Will Sue If He Can’t Pay For His Own Security In The UK
Prince Harry is SO MAD right now and it isn’t because Unky Andy shoot him a text that said, “Hey nephew – you know tech stuff. Can you help me set up a GoFundMe, and also would you like to donate some money to my GoFundMe?” It has to do with Harry and Meghan Markle’s security detail for an upcoming trip to the UK. Harry wants to pay for his security himself while in the UK, but so far he hasn’t been successful in obtaining that. Desperate times call for desperate princes, and he might file a lawsuit over the situation.
Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle decided to step down as senior royals, they’ve attempted to make it clear that they’re paying their own way and not sucking off the royal teat. There was a rumor that Harry’s dad Prince Charles bought Harry and Meghan’s multi-million dollar landing pad in Montecito, CA, but that was later revealed to be just a rumor, and that Harry and Meghan bought it themselves and carry a pretty huge mortgage. When it was revealed that Harry and Meghan likely paid for their house themselves, a source claimed that Harry could have asked his dad for money, but that he believed that would be going backward, when his and Meghan’s intention was to move forward independently for the sake of their family. They also reportedly pay for their own security as well. I bet when their good neighbor Oprah comes over with a basket of leeks from her garden, at least one of them breathlessly urges Oprah to allow them to give her some money for them. Well, the same applies for when Harry is back home in the UK apparently.
According to TMZ, Harry and Meghan want to travel to the UK with their kids, Archie and Lilibet, and they also want to be as protected as a family of former senior royals-turned-regular old A-list celebrities can be. But because Harry is still a prince and his grandmother Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, usually his security would be provided by her. But, he doesn’t want that, because Harry is mooch-averse these days. The issue is that UK police won’t approve Harry’s request for security for his visit, even if Harry is the one signing the check for it.
The Duke of Sussex’s lawyers fired off a “pre-action protocol letter” to the Home Office department of the United Kingdom Government — think Homeland Security for comparison — in which they made clear … if Harry and his family are not offered public security, from police officers and the like, while in the U.K. … they’ll be seeking a judicial review.
Harry’s spokesperson released an official statement regarding this security mess, and it explains that Harry is serious about proper security for the sake of his family.
Full statement from Prince Harry’s legal spokesperson: pic.twitter.com/JU2hS7KKYH
— Omid Scobie (@scobie) January 15, 2022
Additionally, Harry says that when he came back to the UK in July of 2021 to unveil a statue of his late mother Princess Diana, his security detail was compromised due to a lack of police protection. He doesn’t want to experience that twice, which is why he’s pushing for police security. Typically, round-the-clock security and police escorts are only granted to working royals or senior royals, which Harry is not. A few years ago, it was reported that 90% of UK citizens didn’t think Harry and Meghan should be entitled to publicly funded security while they were temporarily living in Canada. Clearly, Harry doesn’t want his security being paid for out of the pockets of taxpayers, but he can’t even seem to pay for it out of his own pockets for some reason. Despite trying to negotiate with the powers that be, who reportedly keep turning his ass down. Which is why he’s threatening to sue over it.
I don’t understand why Queen Elizabeth doesn’t just get on the horn with whoever can approve this decision (does she not have an all-inclusive Batphone situation?) and tell them to stop rejecting Harry’s check for police security. His money is good, it’s from Netflix. If they need a background check or a credit statement, they can just go to Prince Charles. Or maybe this isn’t about money, but general confusion. Yes, a member of the royal family is offering you money in exchange for services. I know it’s difficult to understand what’s going on here since they’re usually not known to pay for things.