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Elizabeth found providing security for Harry and Meghan 'of great importance'

Elizabeth found providing security for Harry and Meghan ‘of great importance’

Queen Elizabeth said it was “critically important” that Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, had “effective security” following their withdrawal from the British royal family. The Telegraph wrote this based on court documents.

A senior aide to the late Queen told a Home Office committee that keeping the Duke and Duchess of Sussex safe is “of the utmost importance to Her Majesty the Queen and her family”, a letter has revealed. The letter was submitted to the court as part of Prince Harry’s case against the British government over his security. It was suspended after Harry and his wife stepped down as working members of the British royal family.

In the letter, Sir Edward Young wrote that there was a good chance that Harry and Meghan would continue to enjoy public attention even after their return to the royal family. “It is essential that effective security is provided to the family,” he further wrote. He noted that Harry was born into the royal family and served in the military.

Ultimately, the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) decided that King Charles’ son would not automatically receive police protection while in the UK. Harry is now appealing this decision. According to The Telegraph, the case will be heard next year. Discussions will include whether Prince Harry has made a serious offer to pay for his own security, and whether that message has been conveyed to the relevant decision-makers.