Even though Queen Elizabeth and Prince Harry are on good terms, it could all change now that the latter has threatened to take legal action against the U.K. government, as he wants his security back.
"Prince Harry's threat of legal action against his grandmothers government will not sit kindly with her," author Ingrid Seward claimed. "The Queen does not like being threatened. Even though the threat is not directed at her personally, it is a threat that comes under her jurisdiction. It will make her annoyed and very irritated. She has no desire to alienate the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, but if they continually behave like spoiled children trying to get their own way, she will be forced to do so."
"As youngsters, both Harry and William knew exactly how their Police Protection Officers operated," she continued. "They became close to them. They were together every time they left home. One even sat outside the classroom. They were friendly, efficient and unobtrusive. No wonder Harry wants that kind of protection for his wife and children. But he is very unlikely to get it."
With several events coming up, including the Platinum Jubilee in June, it remains unclear if Harry, 37, Meghan Markle, 40, and their two kids, Archie, 2, and Lilibet, 7 months, will come back to the U.K.
"Harry is due back to the U.K. in the spring for the service of thanksgiving for the life of his grandfather, Prince Philip. He will be protected during this official engagement at Westminster Abbey," Seward noted. "But if Harry and Meghan choose the celebrations of the Platinum Jubilee weekend to make an entry into the U.K., as things stand at the present, they will not have round the clock Scotland Yard protection — unless they are with other members of the royal family. If for instance they appeared on the Buckingham Palace balcony they would be afforded all the security necessary along with everyone else. But when they drive home to Frogmore Cottage, their private bodyguards will be responsible for them. Once there, they are the responsibility of the Windsor Castle security. The police at Windsor recently apprehended an intruder who had climbed over the security fence."
Seward noted that if Harry loses the battle, he may not return abroad. "In spite of the fuss, their security risk is low. What they want is protection from photographers trying to get pictures of them and their children," the expert shared. "The more they shield their children from public gaze, the more of a target they will become. Harry’s father should tell them to let the world see Archie and Lilibet’s faces. After they are his grandchildren too. It is not up to the 95-year-old Queen to tell Harry how to behave. What would this do for the already tense relations within the family? If it means she never gets to meet Lilibet, it will become Harry and Meghan’s problem for the rest of their lives. And that would be very sad."