Prince Harry wanting security is ‘biggest sign yet’ he plans to visit UK with family

Prince Harry's request for police protection is the biggest sign yet that he and his family are planning to return to the UK, a royal expert has explained.

The 37 year old argues his private protection team in the US does not have access to UK intelligence information that is necessary to keep his wife Meghan Markle and children, Archie and Lilibet, safe when in the country.

And while many reports suggest his request is an excuse for he and Meghan to not return to the UK, Duncan Larcombe says he think it means the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be plotting an imminent return.

Speaking exclusively to OK!, Duncan said: "It's the biggest sign that he plans to bring the whole family to visit the UK.

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"If this wasn't a pressing issue, he wouldn't be trying to push it through with immediate effect.

"This isn't Harry pushing for police protection on the off chance that they all come to Britain, this is clearly part of a plan that they have now to return, not necessarily permanently, but for the first time since they left as a family."

It was reported at the weekend that Prince Harry's lawyers have written a "pre-action protocol" letter to the Home Office suggesting they will seek judicial review if continued police security isn’t provided by the UK when they are in the country, and that he is happy to pay for it.

Harry was stripped of round-the-clock protection when he stepped down from Royal duties two years ago.

It is understood The Queen is in the picture about the action threatened by her grandson and it is thought this is the first case a Royal Family member has brought a case against Her Majesty's Government.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: "Harry’s argument in a nutshell is: 'You got the law wrong'. He feels the decision to remove his security was wrong. Pre-action protocol was sent by Harry’s lawyers to the Home Office a couple of months ago. This is essentially a precursor to a judicial review."

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It is understood that when Harry returned to the UK last July for the unveiling of Princess Diana’s statue he did not receive police protection but was greeted at Heathrow by Scotland Yard officers when he returned last April for Prince Philip’s funeral.

The source continued: "When Harry came back last April for Prince Philip’s funeral, he was given security. But when he came back in the summer, he wasn’t."

Since the news of the legal action was reported, Prince Harry’s lawyers have released a full statement.

The statement reads: "Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life. He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.

"While his role within the institution has changed, his profile as a member of the Royal Family has not. Nor has the threat to him and his family."

The statement goes on: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK."

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