A FORMER royal guard has denied Prince Harry’s claim that his return to the UK was “unsafe”.
The Duke is seeking police protection around the clock because “his security has been compromised” when he returns to the UK this summer.
His and Meghan’s security has cost taxpayers around £5m a year while they live in the UK.
They now fund his lifestyle thanks to his multi-million pound Netflix and Spotify deals – and Harry says he won’t burden taxpayers at its own policy costs.
But it is understood government officials denied his request for fear it would open the door for any wealthy individuals to use The Met’s crime squad as their own police force. surname.
Harry considers himself a security risk to life as he is sixth in line to the throne, and has been the target of threats from extremists because of his two tours of duty in Afghanistan.
Now, the former head of Scotland Yard’s royal guarding unit says Harry is “creating non-existent scenarios” regarding his safety.
Dai Davies told mirror: “A lot of these issues seem to have been taken care of by Harry and his advisors, it really doesn’t need to be so stressful.
“If there is ever a credible threat to Prince Harry or his family then the Met will take appropriate action.
“If he or his family returns to the UK on an official basis or to assist the Queen in the events of the Platinum Jubilee, I am sure he will have the necessary protection.
“I will counter his case that he is not safe in the UK. If ever British intelligence services discovered a threat to him and his family, they were unlikely to sit on it. It seems Harry is creating scenarios that don’t exist”.
Talking to Online email He added: “You can’t just hire Scotland Yard services when you feel like it.
“These are highly trained personal protection officers with access to sensitive intelligence, it’s not like when football clubs pay officers to attend football matches. stone.”
It is estimated that police providing 24-hour security for Harry’s family will cost him £80,000 a week.
He officially relinquished his royal duties in April 2020. In the US, he, Meghan and baby Archie, two and seven months old, Lilibet are protected by security guards of £7,000 a day.
WITHOUT THE QUEEN’S HELP
Last night it was also revealed that tThe Queen will not help Harry with the request of the Met Police bodyguard.
Harry has been told Met Police is not a “gun for hire” and cannot be seen as a force reserved for the rich and famous.
A royal source said: “This is not an issue for His Majesty. She certainly won’t follow his request.
“That is a problem for Your Majesty’s government. Who receives protection is not a gift that the Queen can decide to give or take away”.
Another said: “His request for security in the UK has not been discussed publicly or widely in the family as it was arranged two years ago.
“Honestly, with the health concerns of the Queen and Prince Andrew facing a sex abuse trial, the battle between her grandson and the Government was the last thing she could do. want to join”.
Security row means the family may now be forced to miss the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer.
It caused a backlash from many people, with a biographer who spent a year with Prince Harry blasted his decision taking legal action against the Government is “outrageous.”
Angela Levin said she believes the Duke’s behavior has become “very defiant” and that he is “hurting” his grandmother when it is revealed he is preparing for a court battle after being stripped naked by his bodyguards.
Meanwhile, Prince Andrew, 61, is understood to be keeping his £2m-a-year safe even after being stripped of his royal roles by the Queen due to a civil court claim of abuse. sexually used against him.
A spokesman for Harry said he first offered to pay for British police protection at a royal summit on Megxit terms in January 2020.
He added: “Prince Harry’s goal is simple – ensure the safety of himself and his family while in the UK so that his children can know his hometown. ”
https://www.thesun.ie/fabulous/8217040/prince-harrys-claim-unsafe-rubbished-met-chief/ Prince Harry’s claim that he is ‘unsafe’ in the UK is smeared by the former Met chief, who says he is ‘creating scenarios that don’t exist’