Prince Harry's Legal Challenge Over UK Security Protection Denied

Written by Henrik Rothen

Feb.28 - 2024 12:20 PM CET

Prince Harry's Legal Challenge Over UK Security Protection Denied.

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Prince Harry's attempt to challenge the British government's decision regarding his security protection level while in the UK has been unsuccessful in the High Court.

According to BBC, The Duke of Sussex sought to reverse a decision that resulted in a downgrade of his security status following his departure from "working royal" duties.

His legal team contended that the process leading to this decision was marked by unfairness.

According to the Home Office, his security measures are determined on an individual basis.

In December, during the legal challenge, Home Office representatives informed the High Court that Prince Harry would continue to receive police security funded by the public. However, these provisions would be "bespoke arrangements" tailored specifically for him, as opposed to the standard security assigned to royals in active service.

The legal proceedings, which delved into the security protocols for high-profile individuals, were largely conducted behind closed doors in December. The verdict was delivered by the retired High Court judge Sir Peter Lane on Wednesday morning.

This ruling follows Prince Harry's unsuccessful legal effort last year to personally finance police protection during his visits to the UK. That case similarly centered on his concerns over diminished security after stepping back from his role as a full-time working royal.