Royal expert Duncan Larcombe believes Prince Harry’s police protection request is a clear sign he intends to soon travel across the pond with his wife Meghan Markle and children Archie Harrison and Lilibet ‘Lili’ Diana.
The royal author told OK! magazine: “It’s the biggest sign that he plans to bring the whole family to visit the UK. “If this wasn’t a pressing issue, he wouldn’t be trying to push it through with immediate effect.
“This isn’t Harry pushing for police protection on the off chance that they all come to Britain, this is clearly part of a plan that they have now to return, not necessarily permanently, but for the first time since they left as a family.”
Over the weekend, a legal representative of Harry revealed the Duke has filed a claim for a judicial review against a Home Office decision not to allow him to pay for police protection while in the UK.
In a statement shared on Saturday, the Duke’s spokesperson clearly said the Duke still considers the UK his “home” and a place he wants his children to get to know.
However, he wants them to be able to visit Britain safely. Explaining why the Duke believes it is vital for him to have police protection while he visits the UK, the statement read: “Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life.
“He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.
“While his role within the institution has changed, his profile as a member of the royal family has not. “Nor has the threat to him and his family.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK. “In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.”
The statement added the Duke of Sussex has offered, without success, to cover the costs for UK police protection to not burden British taxpayers.