Prince William's Aide 'Put in the Work' to Ensure Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Left the Royal Family

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Prince William's aide structured much of the royal response to 'Megxit.'

Mar. 2 2024, Published 2:07 p.m. ET

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Simon Case, an ex-aide to Prince William, was revealed to be a key architect in crafting the royal response to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's "Megxit" demands in early 2020. Case's involvement was spilled in recent court documents related to Harry's High Court case concerning British taxpayer-funded security for himself and his family.

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex left the royal family in 2020.

The Duke of Sussex lost the case, which led to a 52-page document dump revealing multiple details about the hearing, including "lengthy" testimony about Megxit talks four years ago. Case drafted a document summarizing the monarchy's address to Harry and Meghan's decision to step down from public service for the bright lights of Hollywood.

"On January 8, 2020, an announcement was made in relation to the claimant [the Duke of Sussex] stepping back from official royal duties and a public role," the court papers stated. "On January 11, 2020, Sir Edward Young [the late Queen’s private secretary] emailed the claimant with a draft paper, which was largely the work of Simon Case, concerning the detailed arrangements to give effect to the announcement."

The statement further revealed: "Following a meeting at Sandringham on January 13, 2020, what the claimant describes as ‘an agreement of sorts’ was reached, which has been described in the media as the 'Sandringham Agreement.'"

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Prince Harry's bid to keep taxpayer-funded security was defeated.

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.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will now have to provide their own security while in Britain.

"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."

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."

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Prince William has reportedly not spoken to Harry and Meghan since September 2022.

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GBN reported on Case's document.

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