Sussex backline could be repaired for Queen’s Jubilee
Sussex backline could be mended for Queen’s Jubilee: Prince Harry could return to UK with Archie and Lilibet for celebration after being ‘reassured’ over protection plans
- Prince Harry and Meghan visited the Queen at Windsor Castle last week
- The couple had brought in their own private bodyguards from the United States
- They received a Special Escort Group (SEG) detail when traveling outside the estate
- “Hybrid” model likely to be offered to the couple and their children during their visits
Prince Harry could return to the UK with his children for the Queen’s Jubilee after being ‘reassured’ about arrangements made for their safety.
Sources told the Daily Mail that the prince seemed appeased by the plans put in place when he and Meghan visited the Queen in Windsor last week.
The couple brought their own private bodyguards from the United States but remained on the Queen’s Windsor estate and received a Special Escort Group (SEG) detail when traveling outside.
The SEG provides mobile armed protection to members of the Royal Family and government ministers.
Prince Harry could return to the UK with his children for the Queen’s Jubilee after being ‘reassured’ about arrangements for their safety
This “hybrid” model is now likely to be offered to Harry, Meghan and their children, Archie, two years old, and Lilibet, ten months, during visits.
It would be taxpayer funded, as the Home Office has made it clear it cannot agree private financial arrangements with anyone with Met Police security.
Harry, 37, is taking legal action against the Home Office after being stripped of armed police protection.
He says he does not feel safe under the current security arrangements bringing his family to the UK and has offered to pay British police bodyguards himself.
The Duke’s lawyer, Shaheed Fatima QC, previously told the High Court that Harry considered the UK ‘was and always would be his home’ and said he wanted to return to visit family and friends – although the prince said so this week in a TV interview. this house “is in the United States”.
This “hybrid” model is now likely to be offered to Harry, Meghan and the children, Archie, two, and Lilibet, ten months, during the visit
A well-placed source told the Mail: “Harry was quite happy with how the operation went. [when he and Meghan came to Windsor] and the liaison between his security team and the Met. He thinks this means a viable solution can be found, allowing him to come with his children as early as the Platinum Jubilee.
The source said they believe Harry will now return from his legal action.
Whether that means her family will be seen on the balcony of Buckingham Palace alongside the Queen over Jubilee weekend remains to be seen.
Yesterday Harry rubbed shoulders with the King of the Netherlands on the final day of his Invictus Games in The Hague.
It also emerged that the former party prince had enjoyed a pint of Guinness in an Irish pub the night before – before moving on to lemonade.
John Gulay, 51, owner of O’Casey’s Irish Pub, recalled the now meditative prince saying: ‘A pint is all’ and ‘I’m sticking to a pint and then I’ll move on to the lemonade”.