In a recent twist to the ongoing saga surrounding Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's departure from the Royal Family, new details cast doubt on the Duke of Suss*x's assertion of being "forced" to leave. Prince Harry's claim, a focal point in his legal battle against the UK Home Office's decision to withdraw publicly funded security, has been questioned following the disclosure of a letter from the late Queen Elizabeth II.
The controversy centers on Prince Harry's statement in a UK court, where he contended that he and his wife were compelled to relinquish their royal duties nearly four years ago, losing their security protection. This assertion is critical to Prince Harry's ongoing dispute with the Home Office over removing their security detail after they stepped back from royal duties in 2020.
Security Debate Intensifies
However, recent court revelations have brought to light correspondences between the late Queen's secretary, Sir Edward Young, and the then-cabinet secretary. These documents reveal the late monarch's insistence on ensuring "effective security" for the Suss*xes due to Prince Harry's high-profile status as a royal by birth.
The revelation of these letters seems to contradict Prince Harry's narrative of being forced out without concern for their safety. Earlier this week, the Invictus Games founder submitted a written statement to the court, expressing deep regret over leaving his royal role and the UK.
He emphasized the importance of the UK to his family, describing it as his home and a significant part of his children's heritage. This sentiment starkly contrasts with the couple's 2020 announcement of their decision to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family, where they expressed a desire to achieve financial independence while continuing to support the Queen.
These conflicting accounts have fueled further debate and speculation over the circumstances surrounding the Suss*xes' controversial exit from royal life. As Prince Harry's legal challenge against the Home Office continues, the unfolding narrative adds another layer of complexity to an already intricate and highly publicized story.