Prince Harry’s Lawsuit Against The U.K. government Is NOT Over Yet

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June 11, 2024

Prince Harry has received a legal boost in Britain after a judge said he can appeal a high court ruling which dismissed his lawsuit against the U.K. government and their decision to remove his full-time state funded bodyguards.

A court order issued on May 23 and published on June 7 has revealed that the prince’s legal team have been given the green light to appeal the high court judgment handed down in February, which dismissed Harry’s request for a judicial review of the government’s security removal.

Harry’s legal team initially attempted to appeal the decision earlier this year, which the courts denied in April, along with ordering him to pay 90 percent of the government’s costs.

After applying directly to the Court of Appeal last month, Judge David Bean has ruled that it will hear the royal’s case, saying that he is persuaded “not without hesitation” that the royal’s case could have a “real prospect of success.”

Prince Harry
Prince Harry photographed at the Royal Courts of Justice in London, March 28, 2023. The court of appeal will hear Harry’s challenge to a dismissal of his lawsuit against the U.K. government and their decision… More DANIEL LEAL/AFP VIA GETTY IMAGES

Harry’s team submitted their appeal on five grounds. Bean granted one, with a partial acceptance of a second.

Newsweek approached representatives of Prince Harry via email for comment.

Harry took legal action against the government’s Home Office in 2020 over the decision taken by its Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (known as RAVEC) to reduce his level of state funded protection after he and wife, Meghan Markle, stepped down as working royals.

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