SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 17 August 2022, Wednesday |

Prince Harry wins bid to challenge UK decision denying him police protection

On Friday, Prince Harry was granted legal right to fight a government decision that denied him police protection while in the United Kingdom.

Before deciding to lay down from his royal duties and relocate to the United States with bride Meghan in 2020, Harry, Queen Elizabeth’s grandson, enjoyed the full police protection usually afforded to royal officials.

However, the Home Office — the UK ministry in charge of policing, immigration, and security — ruled in February of that year that Harry would no longer get personal police security while in the country, even if he paid for it himself.

On Friday, a British High Court judge granted permission for a portion of Harry’s judicial review claim – a procedure in which a judge analyzes the legality of a public body’s decision.

Price Harry’s attorneys, who have previously stated in court that a member of the royal household was involved in the decision, could not be reached for comment immediately.