Prince Harry

Prince Harry is reportedly extending olive branch to family. Photo: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP

Prince Harry loses legal battle for security while in UK

Prince Harry has lost his legal battle over security for himself and his family while in the UK, but he will appeal against the decision.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry is reportedly extending olive branch to family. Photo: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP

The Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry, lost his legal battle to have police security in the UK after a high court judge, Peter Lane, upheld the decision by the UK government and the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) to downgrade his security on Wednesday 28 February.

Peter Lane, a high court judge, upheld the decision by the UK government and the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) to downgrade Prince Harry’s security while in the UK.

“The court has found that there has not been any unlawfulness in reaching the decision of 28 February 2020,” Lane ruled in court documents obtained by People.

“The decision was not irrational. The decision was not marred by procedural unfairness,” read the court documents.

Prince Harry previously argued that he should have automatic protection for himself and his family whenever they visit the UK. The Duke of Sussex has two kids, Prince Archie (4) and Princess Lilibet (2), with his wife, Meghan Markle. Prince Harry and Meghan quit their duties as senior working members of the royal family in 2020 and moved to California. UK authorities stripped away the right in February 2020.

THE DUKE OF SUSSEX TO APPEAL AGAINST DECISION

People reported that Prince Harry will appeal against the decision.

“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,” a legal spokesperson said in a statement to People on Wednesday.