Prince Harry (38) testified before the Supreme Court in London on June 6 and made serious allegations against the British tabloid press. The Royal, together with other plaintiffs, accuses the publisher Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) of illegally gathering information. Harry is expected to stand on the witness stand again tomorrow. But also on the other side of the pond, a process involving the 38-year-old is causing a stir.
A judge in Washington, D.C. will also deal with a complaint from the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation this Tuesday, as reported by the British “BBC”, among others. Accordingly, it is demanded that Prince Harry's application for a US visa be made public. They want to find out, for example, whether the application has been checked sufficiently and correctly by the responsible government officials - and thus whether the residence permit is legal.
Accordingly, the question is whether the Duke of Sussex reported previous drug use before he emigrated to California in 2020 with his wife Duchess Meghan (41) and their son Prince Archie (4), who was born in London. Meghan is an American by birth.
It is not currently clear what questions Harry had to answer for a visa. Usually, such an application also includes questions about current and past drug use. In his memoirs "Reserve" (Original: "Spare") and in various television interviews, Harry had spoken in the past about having consumed cocaine and cannabis, among other things.
In theory, this would be a possible reason for not granting a right of residence. According to the report, however, there is a lot of leeway on this issue, possibly especially with well-known personalities. If an application was lied to, this would be a reason to possibly revoke a visa.
It is currently unclear when the responsible judge could rule on the matter. According to a report by "Sky News" it could take weeks. It must be assessed whether it is in the public interest to publish the Prince's application in whole or in part. A spokesman for Harry did not want to comment on the matter when asked.