Prince Harry’s security dispute means the queen will never meet the great-granddaughter Lilibet

Harry is seeking a judicial review of a Home Office decision preventing him from personally funding official security for himself and his family when he visits the UK

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Queen Elizabeth may never meet her great-granddaughter Lilibet because of Prince Harry’s security battle.

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The Duke of Sussex – who along with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and their children Archie, two, and Lilibet, seven months, moved to the United States after stepping away from the British royal family – claims he can not return to Britain unless he gets police protection.

Harry, 37, is now seeking a judicial review of a Home Office decision that prevents him from personally funding official security for himself and his family when he visits his home country.

The controversy seems to raise doubts about whether the 95-year-old monarch will meet Lilibet and whether Harry and his family will return to the UK to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum anniversary this summer.

The queen has yet to meet Lilibet, who was born in the US in June 2021, while Archie has not returned to the UK since Harry and Meghan moved to California in 2020.

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Harry’s spokesman recently said of the dispute: “Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life. He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two rounds of combat service in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.

“While his role in the institution has changed, his profile as a member of the royal family has not. Nor the threat to him and his family.

“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, but this security cannot copy the necessary police protection required while 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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