Prince Harry’s legal bid to pay for police protection in the UK and royal fans are furious. The Duke of Sussex has said he is unable to bring his family back to the UK because it is too dangerous without police protection and has filed a claim for a judicial review against the Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for the security whilst in the UK.
Royal author Omid Scobie took to Twitter to highlight a report in 2002 that Prince Charles paid for two full-time security guards for Camilla.
Mr Scobie said: “THROWBACK: In May 2002, The @Guardian carried a report claiming that Prince Charles privately paid for two full-time police protection officers for his then-longterm mistress, Camilla Parker Bowles. A Palace spokesperson called it a ‘private matter’.”
Mr Scobie’s tweet described the security as police but the Guardian article does not state whether they were serving officers.
Twitter user Royal Tea, who describes themselves as an American PR expert in their bio, replied to Mr Scobie’s tweet: “REMINDER – Charles gave the Sussexes MILLIONS of $ when they left. Also, referring to Camilla as Charles’ ‘then-long term mistress’ in 2002 is gross. They had both been divorced for years and publicly a couple for several years. She needed security bc of this exact type of BS.”
The tweet refers to the “substantial sum” Clarence House said Harry and Meghan received from Charles after quitting as working royals until summer 2020.