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Prince Harry doesn’t think Meghan Markle and her children are safe in the UK

Prince Harry doesn’t think Meghan Markle and her children are safe in the UK

Prince Harry’s feud with his brother Prince William and his estranged relationship with Kate Middleton aren’t the only reasons he won’t be visiting the UK. The royal passed on the opportunity to bring his wife Meghan Markle and their two young children, Archie and Lilibet, with him, as he’s unsure he’ll be able to protect them if they visit.

“Harry’s case is that he doesn’t feel safe. He doesn’t feel that his family are safe when they’re in the UK because they don’t have any Metropolitan Police officers with them,” said Cameron Walker, GB News royal correspondent, The mirror“Perhaps that is the main reason why Prince Harry is not bringing Meghan, Archie and Lilibet to the UK. He cannot guarantee their safety, he reportedly says.”

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This isn’t the first time Harry has raised concerns about security: the royal has had a row with the Home Office, which requires him to give the Metropolitan Police 28 days’ notice before requesting security details if he visits the UK, including Markle or their children. When Harry and Meghan stepped back from royal duties in January 2020, they lost their automatic right to security protection; the motion went into effect the following month in February 2020.

During Harry’s visit to England in May, a spokesman for him claimed that King Charles was too busy resuming his royal duties to see his youngest son. But royal reporter Rebecca English had a different side of the story, telling The Telegraph (throughThe daily mail) that Harry “rejected his father’s offer (to stay at a royal estate) because it did not come with taxpayer-funded personal security, which would have required him to stay in a ‘visible location with public entrances and exits and no police presence’.”

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“Instead, he chose to stay in a hotel – presumably with members of the public – because he could then ‘come and go unnoticed’,” she continued.

In addition to the lack of security, there’s a chance Harry doesn’t feel welcome among his own family. Charles reportedly welcomes Harry back into the fold on the “guarantee” that he won’t embarrass the working royals. As for the relationship between Harry and Meghan and William and Kate, it shows no chance of improvement — there’s “too much damage” and it’s at the point of no return.