The timing of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s next visit to the UK appears to be uncertain. The couple was reportedly planning to visit Harry’s hometown this spring with their two kids, Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 8 months, not only for The Invictus Games but also to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s historic Platinum Jubilee.
However, after losing their government-funded police protection in the nation, their travel plans may be postponed or canceled.
Following their announcement that they will be stepping down from their royal duties in January 2020, the Sussexes lost their 24-hour security. They have been privately funding their own safety in the United States.
Harry also stated on Friday that he “does not feel secure” bringing his children to the UK. According to other sources, Harry’s attorney, Shaheed Fatima, stated that the claimant does not feel secure while he is in the U.K. given the security measures that were put in place for him in June 2021 and would remain in place if he wishes to return.
The lawyer continued: “And, of course, it should go without saying that he wants to come back: to see family and friends and to continue to support the charities that are so close to his heart. Most of all, this is, and always will be, his home.”
According to reports, Harry’s worries surfaced following his recent trip to the UK for the dedication of a statue honoring his late mother Princess Diana on the grounds of Kensington Palace. Photographers around the streets of London purportedly pursued the monarch during that trip.
The Queen, Prince Charles, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, Prince William, and Kate Middleton are the only members of the royal family who have round-the-clock police security.
While the Queen’s grandchildren, such as Zara Tindall, Princess Beatrice, and Princess Eugenie, do not get any taxpayer security at all, other “working” royals are only given state protection when they participate in official events.