Prince Harry has the right to challenge UK Police Protection ruling

LONDON, (Reuters) – Prince Harry’s lawyer announced on Thursday that he has been granted permission to appeal the decision of the British government to remove his police protection while he is in Britain.

Harry, the younger son of King Charles, took action after the Home Office, the ministry in charge of policing, decided that he wouldn’t automatically receive personal security when in Britain in February 2020.

Harry was denied permission to appeal the decision in April by the High Court in London. In February, it ruled Harry’s case unconstitutional and dismissed his case.

Harry’s attorneys, who claimed that Harry was granted permission to appeal, have now made a direct request to the Court of Appeal, which will then hear Harry’s challenge.

Harry and other senior royals received public-funded security before they stepped down from their royal duties in March 2020.

RAVEC (the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures) decided that Harry would not receive the same protection.

The judge Peter Lane concluded that RAVEC had a right to come to this conclusion. He ordered him pay 90% of Home Office “reasonable” costs in defending the case. However, the total amount spent by the government was not disclosed.

David Bean, the judge who granted Harry permission to appeal, said that he had been convinced, “not without hesitation”, of Harry’s claim that RAVEC did not follow its own policy.

Harry’s High Court case against the Government is just one of many high-profile cases he has filed. His other lawsuits were against prominent members of the British Press.

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