It was thought that Prince Harry will return to his native U.K this month to attend the memorial service of his grandfather Prince Philip. Prince Harry continues to battle the U.K. government due to his family’s security. Finally, he decided not to his grandfather’s London memorial service.
The memorial service to honor the late Prince Philip will be held on March 29 at Westminster Abbey. This event will allow the general public to pay tribute to the former Duke of Edinburgh. Last year Prince Philip died at the age of 99. At that time, his funeral was limited to 30 people due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prince Harry hasn’t explained yet the reason behind not making the trip. He just mentioned that he “does not feel safe” in the U.K. after losing police protection. Harry’s legal team explained that he “does not feel safe” to bring his wife and kids to the U.K. without the proper security.
However, a legal battle between the Duke of Sussex and the British government is ongoing. The legal battle is about having the U.K.-based security reinstated for his California-based family.
In 2020, Harry and Meghan announced that they both are planning to step away from their royal duties. Since then, they lost access to receive tax-payer-funded security in the U.K. The couple explained that they could not pay for protection with their expenses.