Prince Harry is now under “increased” risk of threats after leaving the Royal Family, according to a security expert.
The Duke of Sussex has spoken of his concern over the safety of him, his wife Meghan Markle and their children, Archie and Lilibet, if they visit the UK due to a lack of police protection.
Harry has submitted a judicial review against the Home Office after the Duke offered to pay for the protection himself.
Richard Atch, director of operations for Mobus International Security, has warned that the risks to Harry have only increased since he left royal working life.
Speaking to Us Weekly's Royally Us, Mr Atch said: "By virtue of the fact he is a senior member of the Royal Family, he is exposed to a wide variety of serious threats and the risks to those threats have increased since his departure from the Royal Family.
"The fact that he no longer received police protection, his risk to threats have certainly spiked.”
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Mr Atch continued by saying despite him leaving the family, Harry is still a high-profile member of the Royal Family.
He added that Harry has “somewhat developed a band of people who would take offence to his action from departing the Royal Family after moving over to the states".
Harry and Meghan left their roles as senior royals in 2020 to start a new life in the US.
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The Duke of Sussex has said he would like to bring his family to the UK but feels it is not safe to do so.
A legal representative for Harry said: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst 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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His legal team filed for a judicial review in September 2021.
Harry’s safety concerns grew following an incident in the summer of last year when his car was chased by paparazzi photographers after leaving a charity event.
It was expected that Harry would return to the UK for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations but this is now in doubt over the security concerns.
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