Prince Harry’s lawyer on Friday, despite being deported to the United States, pleaded with the Queen’s grandson to “always be home” in the United Kingdom as part of legal action to protect a policewoman.
By ceasing to be working members of the royal family, Harry and his wife Meghan lost the law enforcement protection granted to them at the expense of the British taxpayers.
Harry volunteered to pay the costs and is now challenging the Home Office’s refusal in court.
The couple, who emigrated from the UK to California in 2020, enjoy personal security in the United States, but Harry argues that they do not have access to the information needed to provide security for his family on British soil.
“He did not feel safe when the plaintiff was in the UK,” his lawyer, Shaheed Fatima, pleaded during a hearing in the Royal Court of Justice.
“He wants to come back to see his family and friends, and he wants to continue to support associations that are very close to his heart,” he argued, “but above all, the United Kingdom has and wants to always be at home.”
Last summer, the paparazzi chased Harry’s car out of a charity event. The next day, he and his older brother unveiled a statue of their mother, Diana, who died in a car accident in Paris in 1997 when she was chased by photographers.
Harry introduced the procedure in September, but for now, justice has yet to say whether he will be offered a trial on merits.
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