Let Daddy Foot the Bill: Prince Harry Could Ask Sick King Charles to Fund His 'Expensive' Security During U.K. Visit

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The Duke of Sussex could ask King Charles to fund his U.K. security.

Feb. 28 2024, Published 7:31 p.m. ET

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Harry, Duke of Sussex, was defeated in London's High Court on Wednesday, February 28, which ruled against his wish to obtain taxpayer-funded protection even though he is no longer a working royal. With this embarrassing loss under his belt, royal and PR analysts alike are claiming the 39-year-old may have to ask his father, King Charles, who is sick with cancer, to fund his security in Britain.

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Prince Harry will only receive British security 'in special circumstances' that will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

The fifth in line to the throne, who left his royal role and Britain itself in 2020, was "peeved" that he no longer received state-funded security when and his family visited the nation. As OK! previously reported, Harry felt that the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures was going against its policies by not acquiescing to his demands.

"The Duke is not asking for preferential treatment, but for a fair and lawful application of Ravec's own rules, ensuring that he receives the same consideration as others in accordance with Ravec's own written policy," Harry's legal spokesperson explained. "In February 2020, Ravec failed to apply its written policy to the Duke of Sussex and excluded him from a particular risk analysis."

"The Duke's case is that the so-called 'bespoke process' that applies to him, is no substitute for that risk analysis," they added. "The Duke of Sussex hopes he will obtain justice from the Court of Appeal, and makes no further comment while the case is ongoing."

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King Charles III is said to be the only senior royal that still speaks to Prince Harry.

The decision led a palace insider to share: "At last, we have a verdict, now Harry will have to pay, or his father. And Charles will pay it if he has to, he still wants to see Harry despite all the bad blood."

They continued: "I am sure the King will help with security costs if needed in the U.K. But this will be expensive."

The Duke of Sussex will now receive "security arrangements that would be tailored based on perceived risks, similar to protocols for other high-profile visitors," according to Daily Express.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Vancouver, Canada, February 14, 2024.

Harry and Meghan lost their police protection when they ceased being working members of the royal family and relocated to California. Even though state security is only afforded to royals who actively work for the monarch, Harry let it be known that he and the Duchess of Sussex "felt forced" to leave the monarchy nearly four years ago.

In December 2023, when the case was reported to be "nearing a decision," Harry stated: "It was with great sadness for the both of us that my wife and I felt forced to step back from this role and leave the country in 2020. "The U.K. is my home. The U.K. is central to the heritage of my children and a place I want them to feel at home as much as where they live at the moment in the United States," the fifth in line to the throne's recent witness statement read.

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Prince Harry left the royal family and Britain in 2020.

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