Prince William’s brother, who now resides in California, sparked the ire of the British press after he asked to take advantage of the close guard of the Metropolitan Police, during his visits to the country.
“Scotland Yard is not at your disposal, Harry.” Since January 15, a new feud has erupted between the Sussex and the Windsor clan. Stripped of his honorary titles since withdrawing from the royal family in 2020, and leaving for California, Prince Harry no longer benefits from the close guard of Metropolitan Police officers – under the Home Office – during his visits to the UK.
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On Saturday, the Duke re-launched hostilities and again demanded this protection, even if it meant “to pay it in person”, under pain of a lawsuit against his country. According to him, his family is no longer “safe” on British soil. The Queen did not respond to this request, which angered the country, especially the press.
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Queen is already in turmoil
in columns the sunColumnist Piers Morgan, who has had a bad relationship with Sussex since his criticism of Meghan Markle, described Prince Harry as a “rude, deluded hypocrite who thinks terribly he has all the rights”. Words he repeated during a television interview on the BBC, in front of journalist Sophie Raworth. The 50-year-old in particular made it clear that he really “feels sorry for the Queen”. It is she, who must actually manage the controversy with her son, Prince Andrew, after the sexual assault accusations leveled against him.
In the daily MailMeanwhile, Ken Wharf, a former bodyguard for Ladi Di, added that “police protection shouldn’t be for sale.” Thus, the person who held the post of the late Princess from 1987 to 1993 considered it “unbelievable that the Queen and her government would respond positively to this request.” To add that “every Hollywood star or rich celebrity who visits can expect the same perks”.
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Dai Davies, former head of the Royal Protection Unit at Scotland Yard, agrees. mentions in an interview with woman Prince Harry creates problems that don’t exist. Judging that “if he or his family are in danger, the Met will take appropriate action.” In another article in the British daily newspaper, an expert decided and summoned the youngest son of Prince Charles to stop being a “spoilt child”.
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In this stormy context, Omid Scobie nevertheless noted that a precedent had already taken place, which could confirm Prince Harry’s request. in a tweet, a journalist specializing in royalty took an article from guardian It dates back to 2002 which reported that Prince Charles paid two full-time security guards out of his own money to ensure the protection of Camilla Parker-Bowles. And that, three years before his longtime lover became his wife.
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