Harry should get Netflix to pay Home Office for police escort says columnist

Prince Harry should get his "new mates" from Netflix to cover his police escort while in the UK, an angry columnist has said.

The Mail on Sunday's Sarah Vine wrote a scathing commentary on the Duke of Sussex's decision to take legal action against the Government because the Home Office will not provide police protection that he is offering to fund himself.

The Prince lost his government-paid protection when he moved to California with his wife Meghan and son Archie in 2020.

Now the dad-of-two wants to bring his children, Archie, 2, and seven-month-old daughter Lilibet, to Britain to visit their grandfather Prince Charles and royal cousins, but believes it is unsafe to do so without round-the-clock police protection.

The Queen, Prince Charles and the rest of the Royal Family are yet to meet Harry's daughter, who was born in L.A.

Calling Harry, 37, an "entitled, tedious little ingrate" and a "whining, pathetic bore" Sarah wrote : "If someone quits their job for more money and better perks, then badmouths their previous employer all over town, they can’t also demand they keep their old company credit card, can they?

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"If you want security, Harry, make sure your new mates at Netflix pay for it. I’m sure they’ll be more than happy to stump up in exchange for another no holds barred moan-a-thon about the wicked folks back home."

Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne pays for a private security team for his family in America, however a legal representative for the duke has argued that "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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The representative added: "Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life.

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

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The duke has filed a claim for a judicial review and if the case proceeds, Prince Harry will become embroiled in a battle with the High Court – which is thought to be the first time a member of the Royal Family has tried to sue the Government.

Continuing her attack on the prince, Sarah wrote: "Proof, if proof were needed, that Prince Harry really has become the kind of fellow who would sue his own grandmother."

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