A former royal adviser has intervened in the debate over Prince Harry’s safety in the UK, insisting that the Duke SHOULD be protected by the Metropolitan Police. The Duke of Sussex lost some of the benefits, including security, when he turned his back on his family and royal life.
In 2020, Harry was robbed of his Metropolitan Police bodyguards. He was not enthusiastic about the course of events and twice sued the government in court. Harry lost the first case, and the second is still awaiting trial. While waiting for the final decision, he relies on private security services.
Former Kensington Palace adviser Alex Bomberg said he was on Harry’s side. He said: “I personally think Harry SHOULD get licence protection. He was born into the royal family .
He also believes that Harry’s military background plays a role in decision-making: “He served in Afghanistan, was pushed to the front there as a bright beacon. So he was put in danger.”
Harry has private security services in the US and the UK, but none of the security teams are allowed to carry weapons on British soil. Harry offered to pay for police protection in his lawsuit, but his argument was rejected and he lost the case.
Bomberg is adamant about Harry’s needs and reiterates the above statements: “Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth for the rest of his life. He remains sixth in line to the throne, has completed two combat tours in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been exposed to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.”
Recently it was reported that Harry tried to stay at Windsor Castle, but was refused because they were not expecting him. He was staying in a hotel without police protection. Now it is planned that Harry will announce in advance when he wants to stay in the royal lands.