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lemsip Sat 15-Jan-22 23:22:24

Give me back my bodyguards: Prince Harry threatens legal action against the government and demands return of police protection because 'it is not safe for the Sussexes to return to UK for visits'

Ladyleftfieldlover Sat 15-Jan-22 23:30:24

Where did you read that?

sazz1 Sat 15-Jan-22 23:32:28

Would be more worried for Megan really as she's not popular here after the Orphra showdown

Esspee Sat 15-Jan-22 23:35:06

Sorry lemsip your post wasn’t up when I started one on the same subject. I’ll ask GNHQ to remove mine.

lemsip Sat 15-Jan-22 23:38:30

oh no worries didn't see yours, caught it on headlines and put it on straight away
latest exclusive Headlines
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10406391/Prince-Harry-says-bodyguards.html#comments

Lexisgranny Sat 15-Jan-22 23:46:46

It sounds as if he has already offered to pay for the use of the protection branch for his family while they are in this country, but the Home Office refused to comply, and now his solicitors have advised that he is prepared to take the matter to a judicial appeal because his security people don’t have the same resources as our police.

As they have been so many cuts in policing, I’m not sure that this request is going to be a popular one, despite it being for a specialist unit, and he has certainly picked a very awkward week for the Royal Family to bring it forward,

Chestnut Sat 15-Jan-22 23:53:04

More trouble and more law suits drifting around. Those two, Harry and Andrew, between them are causing so much grief for the Queen in her later years, and whilst still in mourning. It's just awful for her, and I hope she manages to get through the coming year in good health and can keep her mind occupied with something else and not dwell on the actions of these two, but I'm sure it must be very stressful for her.

Cold Sat 15-Jan-22 23:56:28

I'm sure that there are any number of private bodyguarding firms in London that would be able to provide former military/ and probably former royal bodyguards. He chose to leave royal life and presumably has been sourcing his own security staff in LA for several years

This just sounds like a PR stunt

ElaineI Sun 16-Jan-22 00:00:34

Actually couldn't care less about this now. Just as well there was no social media and DM when Henry V111 was alive! Would have had a field day!
Sorry for the Queen but I think the Royals are on a downward spiral - where I live anyway!

Rosie51 Sun 16-Jan-22 00:07:45

Our police are stretched to the limit and should never be available for private hire or where will it end? If the private security in California enables them to do the equivalent of foodbank drop offs, then surely private security in the UK will be just as secure? As Harry well knows private individuals in the UK are not permitted to carry guns which must be the biggest security risk. If they care to return to the UK and carry out official engagements then police security will be provided free of charge.

merlotgran Sun 16-Jan-22 00:09:10

I was just thinking this morning, Harry and Meghan seem to have gone very quiet…🤔

Kim19 Sun 16-Jan-22 02:22:36

I was SO glad they'd gone, quiet or otherwise.

Framilode Sun 16-Jan-22 06:22:06

Apparently, the reason he wants police protection is that the police can be armed whereas private security people can't be.

BlueBalou Sun 16-Jan-22 06:48:11

I did wonder at his motive for wanting to visit, cynical me! Maybe with the focus on Andrew Harry thinks he can swoop in like a saviour and return to the fold? More realistically I guess he wants to see his grandmother before it’s too late? And to participate in the Jubilee celebrations.
Personally I wish he’d just shut up....😊

Lexisgranny Sun 16-Jan-22 07:10:06

I agree withRosie51 if this is permitted if this is permitted a precedent will be set, so where will it end? Apparently the Queen was informed of his intention shortly before the announcement was made.

Urmstongran Sun 16-Jan-22 07:37:32

THE Duke of Sussex has said he does not feel safe in the UK, as he challenges a Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for him and his family.

The Duke wants to bring his son Archie and baby daughter Lilibet to visit from the US, but he and his family are “unable to return to his home” because it is too dangerous, a legal representative said.

Calendargirl Sun 16-Jan-22 07:39:54

Well, don’t come back then. Stay in the USA.

Just read that Lilibet is yet to meet her great grandmother the Queen, her grandfather Prince Charles and ‘other members of the family’.

And whose fault is that?

(Meghan, I’m looking at you, with Harry crouching behind).

Whitewavemark2 Sun 16-Jan-22 07:40:43

The latest sprog is now 7 months old and hasn’t yet seen her grandfather or great grandmother.

Harry is 6 th in line. His risk is obvious together with his Afghanistan tours. He is also at risk from neo-Nazis and extremist threats. He is a British citizen.

Harry asked if he could pay for police protection, and the Home Office turned this request down.

It is being challenged in court.

Calendargirl Sun 16-Jan-22 07:43:13

Also read that he wants to pay for it himself so as ‘not to impose on the tax payer’.

Pity he didn’t think of that previously when he was bleating on to Oprah about losing his taxpayer funded security.

Lucca Sun 16-Jan-22 07:44:21

The only way he can introduce the baby to family surely is to come here ?

Calendargirl Sun 16-Jan-22 07:50:20

Lucca

The only way he can introduce the baby to family surely is to come here ?

Not the Queen obviously, but I suppose Charles could fly over there to meet his latest GC.

There again, after all the hoo haa, don’t imagine he wants to.

Lucca Sun 16-Jan-22 07:55:10

Yes well the main objection on here seems to be as far as the queen is concerned that’s all. If he’s offered to pay would that not be acceptable?
Question - with private bodyguards which he could use are they really not allowed guns ? What do other celebrities do ? Just interested …no particular axe to grind re H

Calendargirl Sun 16-Jan-22 08:04:19

If meeting the Queen and Charles is the main issue, surely it’s not beyond the realms of possibility that a private visit could be arranged? The world and his wife doesn’t have to know anything about it until they are safely back in California.

I imagine the Queen and Charles have enough to worry about at the moment without the Sussexes adding to it. Entertaining them will hardly be top of priorities, especially after Oprahgate.

Baggs Sun 16-Jan-22 08:06:41

Cold

I'm sure that there are any number of private bodyguarding firms in London that would be able to provide former military/ and probably former royal bodyguards. He chose to leave royal life and presumably has been sourcing his own security staff in LA for several years

This just sounds like a PR stunt

PR type stunt crossed my mind too. Andrew's getting all the attention; what about poor little us?!

Baggs Sun 16-Jan-22 08:08:37

Hadn't got as far as your post, BlueBaloo. Soz