It emerged today that a second lawsuit has been filed by Harry at the High Court with the Home Office and the Metropolitan Police identified as defendants.
His complaint against the Home Office, which also names the London’s Met Police, is over a decision to deny him the right to pay out of his own pocket for specialist Scotland Yard officers with access to national intelligence to protect the Sussexes.
Government officials and senior police officers have insisted specialist armed Scotland Yard bodyguards and national intelligence are not for hire and to give in to Harry’s demand would open up the possibility of all sorts of wealthy but shady characters coming to the UK and demanding the right to buy official protection.
Details of the case, which is at a preliminary stage, emerged yesterday. A spokeswoman for the Judicial Office said: “At the moment there are no hearings scheduled but the court has received an application.”
Prince Harry has launched a second lawsuit against the Government
Meghan and Harry attend the United Nations General Assembly on Nelson Mandela International Day
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News of the second lawsuit came as the Royal Family marked the Duchess of Sussex’s birthday on social media, sharing pictures of her to mark the occasion.
Images of Meghan during her visit to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee were posted on the official Twitter accounts of the Prince of Wales and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
The Duchess is celebrating her 41st birthday and is likely to mark her big day privately with husband Harry and their children, Archie and Lilibet, in California where they live.
William and Kate’s official Twitter account posted an image of the Duchess attending the St Paul’s Cathedral service of thanksgiving in June that marked the Queen’s 70-year reign.
The Duchess of Sussex at the UN in New York
Meghan and Harry attend a National Service of Thanksgiving to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee
Charles and Camilla’s Twitter account posted a similar image of Meghan from the service alongside a balloon emoji and the words “Happy birthday to The Duchess of Sussex!”
Meghan and Harry have established a new life for themselves in the celebrity enclave of Montecito in California, buying a multimillion-pound home and launching a non-profit foundation, after stepping down as working royals for financial freedom.
The couple have also signed lucrative deals – thought to be worth well over £100million – with Spotify and Netflix which have given them the capital to pursue their new lifestyle and public goals.
But the tensions between the Sussexes and the rest of the Royal Family that led them to quit as working royals have not been eased.
During the Jubilee celebrations, Charles and Camilla enjoyed spending some private family time with Harry and Meghan, meeting one-year-old Lilibet for the first time and Archie, three, for the first time since the autumn of 2019.
William and Kate are not thought to have seen them at all.
The Duchess’s fans, many of whom are known as the Sussex Squad, launched a fundraiser to celebrate her birthday.
The Sussex Squad’s fundraiser launched at midnight and has already received more than £2,000 in donations.
Squad members tied the Duke and Duchess’s birthdays by leaving the campaign open from the day Meghan turns 41 to Harry’s birthday on September 15.
Taking to Twitter to spread the word about their charitable effort, a Twitter fan account dedicated to events related to Meghan, Harry and their organisation Archewell wrote: “Today we Honor & Celebrate the Birthday of our beloved Princess Meghan, with a Fundraising Campaign for Sentebale!
“Wishing you Love, Happiness & Blessings always!”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK