The Duke of Sussex and his wife may be forced to be hole up inside his Frogmore Cottage base on the Windsor Castle estate over the bank holiday weekend and only leave to attend Coronation events with other royals.
Prince Harry faces living under “house arrest” after he was denied round the clock police protection for the King’s coronation.
The Duke of Sussex may be forced to be hole up inside his Frogmore Cottage base on the Windsor Castle estate over the bank holiday weekend and only leave to attend Coronation events with other royals.
Harry, 38, is engaged in a long running legal case with the Home Office at the High Court over the decision to strip him and his family of taxpayer funded security when visiting the UK.
Alongside his wife Meghan, Harry chose to quit his royal role in 2020 in favour of moving to the United States.
Since then the couple has made millions from corporate deals with streaming giants Netflix and Spotify, while Harry raked in a reported £33 million for his explosive memoir, Spare, which was published in January.
Harry has been assured he will be protected when attending events with the royal family over the Coronation weekend, as he was when returning for the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in the summer and Her Majesty’s funeral in September.
But he will have to provide his own privately funded bodyguards if he takes part in any social activity outside of the main events.
Former head of royal protection for the Met Police, Dai Davies, said: “If Harry is as concerned about his safety as he has made clear to the High Court, then he faces the prospect of essentially living under house arrest when he’s in the UK.
“Of course he will be protected by (police) officers when attending the main events, but if he fancies doing anything else then he’ll have to pay for his own security if he is that concerned.”
Friends of the Duke this week insisted it will be a “brief visit” for Harry when visiting for the coronation.