Royal Family News: Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Offered ‘A Form Of Exceptional Status’ For Jubilee Trip
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been awarded “a form of exception status” ahead of their UK trip for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
The assurance comes after the duke’s bitter legal battle with the UK government that began when the Home Office stripped him of his security. Continue reading and we’ll fill you in on the details.
Royal Family News – Harry Was Always Going to Receive Protection
According to Express UK, the Sussexes have been in meetings with The Met’s Royalty and Specialist Protection Unit for weeks and have guaranteed the Duke and Duchess taxpayer-funded security while they are visiting the UK.
Spokesman for the Home Office, Robert Palmer QC, told The Times that it was always expected that Harry would receive high-level police protection while he visited the UK. He has been given “a form of exceptional status” which basically means that he’ll be considered for personal protection “in certain circumstances.
Royal Family News – Harry was Always Going to Return to UK for Queen’s Jubilee
Prince Harry’s legal row over security began following the Home Office’s decision to remove his security. Harry’s lawyers told the High Court that he had been “unable to return home” over fears that he and his family would be unsafe.
The duke offered to pay for the security out of his own pocket but was shot down and reportedly told that officers were not “guns for hire, according to the Sun. Despite his apparent steadfast refusal to return sans security, it’s been claimed that he always planned to return, with his wife Meghan Markle and kids, Archie and Lilibet, to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
Royal Family News – Harry’s Security to Include Michael Jackson’s Former Bodyguard, with Caveats
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will reportedly be guarded 27/7 by a security team, which will include 12 former special forces personnel. One of them will reportedly be Michael Jackson’s former bodyguard, Alberto Alvarez. According to The Sun, unlike the UK team, Alvarez will not be allowed to carry a weapon while in the UK, nor will he receive intelligence briefs from security services.
Notably, Harry has always maintained that his security concerns have always been about the protection of his family. Be sure and stay up to date on all Royal Family News and return here often for more news and updates.
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