Prince Harry’s lawsuit is now able to move forward. The Duke of Sussex can officially take the British government to court over his security arrangements in the U.K.
On Friday a London judge finalized the ruling. Due to Meghan and Prince Harry’s departure in 2020 the couple lost publicly funded U.K. police protection.
According to reports, Harry was not aware of the Ravec policy.
The prince wants to pay personally for police security when he comes to Britain. But the government refused him of this ability. Therefore, Duke of Sussex decided to challenge the government’s refusal to permit protection for his family.
Judge Jonathan Swift ruled Friday that the case can go to a full hearing at the High Court in London. He refused some aspects of the challenge but said some grounds “give rise to an arguable case” that deserves a hearing.
The judge said, “a conclusion at the permission stage that a case is arguable is some distance from a conclusion that that the case will succeed at final hearing.”
A date has not been set for the case to be heard. The protection would cover Harry, Meghan, and their two children, Archie and Lilibet.
The two married in 2019. But because of extreme racism Meghan Markle received a lot of hate. The former Rachel Zane, Suits actress faced backlash with people referring to her as a monkey and expressing their hate of Harry marrying a black woman. As a result, the couple fled the UK to come to America. They made it clear they would not go back without protection.
She spoke about the backlash during Oprah Winfrey show.
“Look, I was really ashamed to say it at the time and ashamed to have to admit it to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he has suffered, but I knew that if I didn’t say it, then I would do it,” she told Winfrey.
“I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Prince Harry’s lawsuit court date has not been set yet.