'Why can't Harry pay privately' Myers highlights huge precedent set by Charles for Camilla


Russell Myers, a royal editor claimed that the Prince of Wales privately paid for Camilla’s “protection” even though she wasn’t part of the Royal Family. Prince Harry who is a former senior active royal member has the right to get protection for his family, Mr Myers claimed. 

Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine, the royal expert said: “However, the point was made to me yesterday that Prince Charles when he was in a relationship with Camilla, she was necessarily not in the royal fold in sort of the early 2000s.

“He paid privately for his own security to look after her so why wouldn’t Harry do that, former retired private protection officers looking after himself and his family like Charles did.”

The Duke of Sussex has applied for a judicial review after the UK Home office to not allow him to pay for the protection for himself and his family.

Prince Harry’s lawyers have written a ”pre-action protocol” to the Home Office. 

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It is known that it is the first time that a Royal member has issued legal action against the Queen’s government for protection.  

The Duke’s legal representative said: “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.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK. In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home.

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However, the Royal experts feel that Prince Harry cannot hire Scotland Yard amidst his estranged relationships with his father, Prince Charles. 

Mr Myers added: “It could potentially get very messy and people have told me within the royal circles that this is particularly misguided.”

Lorraine quipped: “You can’t hire Scotland Yard, you can’t.

“But to be fair, he says he’ll pay anything, it’s not like he’s asking the police or the Queen to pay.”


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