Prince Harry’s security case against the UK Home Office could set an unusual precedent for the country.
The Duke of Sussex, who lost his security after stepping down as a senior royal in 2020, is currently asking to pay for his if he returns to the UK.
Amid this, an expert has claimed that Harry’s footsteps could open doors for many more celebrities and high-profile figures who want to visit the UK in the future.
Amber Melville-Brown, of international law firm Withers, told Newsweek: “If Harry succeeds in a judicial review aimed at fighting his own private security corner, it could leave the door ajar for others – the devil will be in the details of the application and the court’s final decision.
She said ‘some will fear a win as Harry risks turning the West End, Westminster and the West Country into the Wild West’.
Meanwhile, Police Protection Officer Ken Wharfe told the Daily Mail: ‘Police protection shouldn’t be for sale. Prince Harry has an outrageous cheek, demanding that a security detail full royal be reinstated when he visits the UK”
“If he obtains the services of the Metropolitan’s royal protection team, for which he has magnanimously offered to pay, every visiting Hollywood star and wealthy celebrity may as well expect the same privileges,” he notes. .