The Queen will not be helping Prince Harry with his request for a Met Police bodyguard.
He plans to sue the Government to return him to the protection he lost after relinquishing royal duties.
But a royal source said: “His Majesty will certainly not comply with your request.”
And Sun columnist Piers Morgan called him a “Shameless hypocrite, deceiver, bastard.”
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.
It comes like him threatened to sue the Government after the Interior Ministry denied his request to use their officers.
He is seeking round-the-clock police protection – usually reserved for royalty and government officials – when he and his family in the US visit the UK.
But Harry lost the privilege two years ago when he told the Queen he was giving up his royal duties to live in California with his wife Meghan.
And although he has offered to pay for police bodyguards, insiders insist The Met is not a “private force”.
Last night there were concerns that Harry, 37, could take the Government to court as neither side showed signs of giving in.
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But the Queen will not be helping her grandchildren’s fight – arguably the first legal action of its kind.
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.
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“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”.
Ingrid Seward, editor-in-chief of Majesty Magazine, said of Harry: “He is a private citizen like the rest of us. You can’t use The Met as a private police force – they’re not guns to hire.
“When Harry made the decision he wanted to break free from the protection of the Royal Family, he probably didn’t realize the pitfall.
“One person sympathizes but this is the law. He hasn’t thought it through.
“He was always paranoid about security because he was a serving officer in Afghanistan. But he can’t have it anyway.
“Harry put himself in this situation and he made the bed and had to sleep in it.
“If he doesn’t think he can bring his family back, so be it.”
PROTECTION OF THE CLOCK-THE-CLOCK
The prince 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 their lifestyle thanks to his multi-million pound Netflix and Spotify deals – and Harry says he won’t burden taxpayers with the cost of his control. me.
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.
The decision about who has bodyguards is made by the Royal and VIP Executive Committee, which includes senior civil servants, the royal household, senior police officers and the security service.
The source said: ‘Harry wanted to pay the police officers, but his grandmother’s government didn’t agree.
“Individuals can’t just pay for Met Police protection – it doesn’t work that way.”
Attorneys acting for the Duke sought a judicial review of the decision in September after his disappearance at a charity event in London’s Kew Gardens with critically ill children and people celebrities, including pop star Ed Sheeran, went public.
He is pictured leaving the WellChild event on June 30.
That was the day before he was at Kensington Palace with his brother William for inaugurating the statue of Princess Diana.
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.
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.
In their US television interview with Oprah Winfrey last year, Harry and Meghan, 40, lamented that Megxit meant taxpayers wouldn’t pay their son Archie’s security
Security row means the family may now be forced to miss the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations this summer.
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. ”
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