Lawyers for Prince Harry claim that he is not safe bringing children to the UK with him
LONDON (AP), -- Prince Harry's lawyers told a court hearing that Harry is unable to take his children to the UK because it is unsafe.
Harry is challenging the refusal of the U.K. government to allow him to pay for his own protection police when he arrives in Britain.
According to his legal team, Harry would like to take his children -- Archie who is almost three years old and Lilibet who is eight months -- to visit the United States with him. However, he thinks it would be too risky if there was no police protection.
Harry, who lives with his children in Santa Barbara, California, and Megan, his wife, was unable to attend Friday's preliminary hearing. Both sides requested that certain legal documents be kept secret.
The protection provided by the taxpayer to senior members of Britain's royal families is called Harry. However, Harry and Meghan lost this when they resigned as working royals and moved to America in 2020. According to the couple, their decision was made due to the "unbearable intrusions" and "racist attitudes" of British media. Harry, also known by the Duke of Sussex, is requesting that the protection be paid for by the U.S. because his private security team there doesn't have sufficient jurisdiction overseas or access to U.K. intelligence.
Shaheed Fatima, Harry's lawyer, stated that the prince does not feel secure when he is in Britain due to the security arrangements.
She said, "It is obvious that he wants to return to see his family and friends and continue to support the charities which are so dear to him." "This is, and will always be, his home."
Robert Palmer, a lawyer for the British government, called Harry's claim "unarguable" and "unmeritorious".
In a written submission, Palmer stated that Harry's offer of payment for security services was insignificant because "personal protective protection by the police isn't available on a privately funded basis."