It was a not-so-jolly holiday.
Prince Harry has been asked to give the UK’s Home office one month of notice that he will be traveling across the pond so they can determine if the former royal needs a security detail.
According to a new report obtained by The Telegraph, after submitting the security request it is up to the Home Office to decide the level of security needed since the Duke “stepped back” from royal life in 2020.
The Duke of Sussex hit back at the office asking them to provide an example of someone like the former royal who didn’t receive security after leaving the public eye.
“I would like them to provide an example of where someone else has left ‘public duty’ with the same threat assessment as me, and received no security,” said Harry. “I was born into this and the threat will never decrease because of my status regarding the family.”
In the past, Harry has slammed the protection his family received as “patchy, disjointed and inadequate” when the Duke and Duchess attended memorial events for his mother, Princess Diana in June of 2021.
In February 2022, the Duke sued Associated Newspapers Limited after the outlet broke a story that claimed the royal tried to keep his fight with the British government under wraps.
Prince Harry’s legal team argued that the Prince was “gravely concerned about his safety and security during future trips to the UK” and that he felt that “given the gravity of what is at stake for him and his family” his only option was to take legal action.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have been subject to intense media scrutiny, hostile social media attention, and targeting by violent extremists due to (amongst other things) the [Duke’s] ten years of military service in the British Army,” continued his legal team. “The Duchess of Sussex’s race and their involvement in charitable and other social justice initiatives.”
According to his lawyers, the 28-day notice imposed by the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) could threaten his safety.
Lawyers say that the notice “hinders their ability to plan for and manage his security arrangements; may lead to [the Duke’s] actual arrangements being inadequate and compromise his ultimate security.”
The Post reached out to the Home Office and the Sussexes for comment