Prince Harry Takes Legal Action Over Security Dispute


The Facts

  • The Prince is seeking a judicial review as the U.K. Home Office has restricted access to police protection while in Britain.

  • The Prince's lawyers argue that his own security can't adequately protect his family in the U.K. and Harry is offering to cover costs himself.

The Spin

Narrative A

The Prince is being childishly demanding; he expects the same treatment after abandoning royal duties and risks being the first royal to launch a legal case against the Queen's government.

Narrative B

The level of risk to the Prince and his family remains the same despite his change in status. The security would come at no cost to the taxpayer - there is no reason not to allow Harry to pay.

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