Lesser Royals becoming an embarrassment!

pompeyexpat

War Hero
I’m no fan of the way Prince Harry and his wife have conducted themselves, but isn’t the story saying exactly the opposite of that? To quote the link;

“Prince Harry is seeking a judicial review against a refusal of the Home Office to allow him to personally pay for police protection when in the UK.”

“Prince Harry wants to personally fund police protection, "not to impose on the taxpayer",”
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
He wants to pay for it, it's the police that have said no, and they won't pay for it either.

Edited to add pipped to the post by pompeyexpat.
 

Waspie

War Hero
He wants to pay for it, it's the police that have said no, and they won't pay for it either.

Edited to add pipped to the post by pompeyexpat.
And you can understand why.

If they say yes to Harry paying for a 'private' contract for protection. That would surely open the flood gates for others to ask for the same. Setting a precedent and making the police a mercenary force, Available to the highest bidder,

Sorry, it makes no sense. Sounds more like they, (Harry/Megan) are trying it on!! Knowing the police are going to say and hopefully offering to cover the security costs.
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
Would this set a precedent for anyone with money being able to demand Police personal protection if they want it?

Edited to say Waspie got in first.
 

LifebuoyGhost

Lantern Swinger
And you can understand why.

If they say yes to Harry paying for a 'private' contract for protection. That would surely open the flood gates for others to ask for the same. Setting a precedent and making the police a mercenary force, Available to the highest bidder,

Sorry, it makes no sense. Sounds more like they, (Harry/Megan) are trying it on!! Knowing the police are going to say and hopefully offering to cover the security costs.
Got in one @Waspire - even if the police agreed he would still be getting it on the cheap because they would have all the weight of the various offices of state to call on and that wouldn’t be on the invoice - I’m guessing there are plenty of ex SF’s both side of the pond who would presumably be more than happy to take the Princes’ Shilling
 

47MLB

Lantern Swinger
I thought the Ginge-Whinge was Beloved By Everyone. Why the need for a detail? Could it be he and She Who Must Not Be Crossed are actually Evil incarnate? (Rhetorical).
 

Taztiff

War Hero
Embarrassment or no, he's a British citizen but I don't know why he thinks he's in more danger than others like Zara Tindle for instance.
No one would try it on with Zara, have you met her mom?
(Met them both, with Peter, back in 87. Proper grounded family)

Husband might have to say something as well.
 
They should do what other "celebs" do and hire personal bodyguards.

Where could they be going in the UK where the might of a police protection detail would be required? They have made their choice, want to be Mr & Mrs Windsor leading an anonymous life so bloody let them get on with it like any other person would have to.

Slightly different note but the life they claim to want could be theirs if the MSM would completely blank them both.
 
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