Prince Harry (39) is currently fighting in vain for police protection in Great Britain. Now a letter from his late grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II (1926-2022), has surfaced in which she asks for his protection, as "The Times" reports, among others.
British media reports cite court documents, including a letter from the Queen's former private secretary. In it, he addressed the highest government official directly on her behalf: "You will understand that the safety of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex is of the utmost importance to Her Majesty and her family," the letter says.
At a crisis meeting at the Sandringham estate in January 2020, it was recorded in writing that it was important to the former queen to protect her grandson and his wife. She campaigned for Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan (42) to receive personal protection at state expense when they visited the royal family in Great Britain from their adopted home of the USA.
Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan resigned as working royals at the beginning of 2020 and moved to the USA. They were then withdrawn from police protection in Great Britain. Harry is currently fighting legally for this. The Duke of Sussex claims the drastic move was not a free choice and instead they were forced out of the UK.
Harry had recently suffered a defeat in court in the dispute. He is not entitled to police protection in Britain even if he pays for it out of his own pocket, it was said. However, the court granted him the right to have the decision reviewed. The process is currently underway in which Harry's lawyers are challenging the 2020 landmark decision of the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (Ravec).