In the dispute over police protection: Crucial court hearing at Prince Harry

Prince Harry and his wife Duchess Meghan have also lost their right to personal protection from the state with their exit as senior working members of the British royal family.

Now he must brace himself for a crucial court hearing in his dispute over British security and police protection. He filed a lawsuit against the Home Office for refusing to spend taxpayers’ money on his bodyguards after he decided against royal life with his wife.

Hardly any powers of his US protection team

Prince Harry doesn’t feel “safe” in Britain, complained the 37-year-old, who gave up his royal duties with the “Megxit” about two years ago and lost the privileges that came with it. However, the Home Office rejected his request to have his own police bodyguards funded. The royal dropout argues his private protection team in the US does not have sufficient overseas authority or access to intelligence information needed to keep his family safe.

Hearings will begin Thursday at the Royal Courts of Justice in London before Judge Swift. He had previously decided that parts of the lawsuit would remain classified and that some documents, including much of the testimony, would be redacted. However, Prince Harry’s personal presence in the courtroom is not expected.