Prince Harry’s lawyers say he feels dangerous when he brings children to the UK | The world

LONDON (AP) – Prince Harry’s lawyers said at a court hearing on Friday that the British royal member does not want to bring his children home because it is dangerous.

Harry has filed a legal complaint against the UK government’s refusal to allow him to personally pay for police protection when he arrives in Britain.

His legal team says Harry wants to bring his children – Archie, who is almost 3 years old, and 8-month-old Lilibet – to visit his homeland from the United States, but believes it would be too risky without police protection.

Harry, who lives in Santa Barbara, California, with children and his wife Megan was not present at the preliminary hearing on Friday. The court considered the motions of both parties in the case to maintain the confidentiality of some legal documents.

Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, speaks during the Global Citizen Festival on September 25, 2021 in New York City.

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Senior members of the UK royal family receive taxpayer-funded police protection, but Harry lost that when he and Megan left the royal family and moved to the United States in 2020. The couple said their decision was due to what they called unbearable intrusions and racist attitudes by the British media.

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Harry, also known as the Duke of Sussex, wants to be able to pay for protection, saying his private security group in the US does not have proper jurisdiction overseas or access to British intelligence information.

During a hearing in the High Court in London, lawyer Harry Shahid Fatima said that the prince “does not feel safe when in the UK, given the security measures applied to him.”

“It goes without saying that he really wants to come back to see family and friends and continue to support charities that are so close to his heart,” she said. “Most of all, it is and always will be his home.”

A lawyer representing the British government, Robert Palmer, called Harry’s claims “indisputable and unfounded”.

Palmer said in a written statement that Harry’s offer to pay for police security was irrelevant because “personal police protection is not available on a private basis.” Prince Harry’s lawyers say he feels dangerous when he brings children to the UK | The world

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