Harry decided in 2020 to step back from the monarchy with his wife Meghan Markle. Now when he travels to London, he no longer gets police protection from the local government. A privilege that his brother, Prince William, and the rest of the royal family receive as standard. The government believes Harry is no longer part of the working royal family, and is no longer under their protection. Harry thinks this is nonsense. “My security risks are still as big as before,” he says. He filed a complaint and is now discussing the case in court.
This operation has already cost the Ministry of the Interior a total of more than 100,000 euros. Money that comes directly from the taxpayer’s pocket. This includes attorneys’ fees and other additional legal costs. The amount may continue to rise as long as the case continues. If Harry loses the case, the Home Office will try to get him to pay these costs himself, so that the average citizen does not suffer from them.
Harry suggests that he will pay any of the police officers who will protect him. However, according to the London Police, there is no obligation for agents to work privately with strangers.
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