A source opened up about the Duke’s concerns to Us Weekly, saying that “Harry has his heart set on returning to the U.K. to see the queen with Meghan, Archie, and Lilibet, but that will only happen if the government takes the appropriate measures to protect his family. He refuses to put them at risk. Their safety comes before anything else.”
Apparently, it’s especially important to Harry and Meghan that Archie and Lilibet have a chance to bond with Kate and William’s kids, George, Charlotte, and Louis.
“Harry and Meghan are doing everything they can to make the world a better place and feel it would be wrong to rob their children of the opportunity of getting to know their cousins,” the source explains. “It’s obviously difficult because of the distance factor, so Harry sweetly organized a special Zoom call with Prince William so that the cousins could get to see each other.”
TBD on when Meghan and Harry are planning a trip to England, but there’s hope they could attend the Queen’s Jubilee this summer if security concerns are worked out and Harry is granted police protection—which at the moment only senior working members of the royal family qualify for.
In a statement on the matter, Harry’s representative explained that “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.”
𝐁𝐑𝐄𝐀𝐊𝐈𝐍𝐆: Prince Harry has applied for a judicial review of a Home Office decision not to allow him to personally pay for police protection for himself and his family when they are in the UK, a legal representative for the Sussexes confirms.
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