Queen Elizabeth’s Letter: Prince Harry’s Police Security Concerns Demand Attention


Queen Elizabeth II’s Concern for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Safety Amid Royal Exit

In a newly published letter, it has been revealed that Queen Elizabeth II felt Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s safety was of “paramount importance” during the early days of their royal exit. The monarch, who passed away in September 2022, made it clear that “it is imperative that the [Sussex] family continues to be provided with effective security” in February 2020, as discussions were being held regarding the decision to strip them of their police team by the Home Office.

Affirmation of Harry’s Position

The letter, written by her private secretary Sir Edward Young, expressed the Queen’s support for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to have continued “effective security.” This is a clear affirmation of Harry’s position that he should be entitled to police protection. However, the words have also been interpreted in Britain as a denial of his account that the Royal Household played a role in the removal of his police bodyguards.

Legal Battles and Struggle for Security

The letter, part of court filings for a separate lawsuit Prince Harry brought against The Mail on Sunday over its coverage of his case against the Home Office, has sparked a legal battle. The judge’s ruling that the case would require a trial was a setback for the Duke of Sussex, and it was revealed that Harry will have to pay costs to the newspaper. Prince Harry is suing the British government over the decision that stripped him of the right to round-the-clock armed protection anywhere in the world, following his decision to step down as a working royal in 2020.

Ongoing Security Concerns

The Metropolitan Police has continued to provide specially trained armed officers for specific royal events that Prince Harry is invited to, such as the queen’s Platinum Jubilee. However, Harry argues that while the police team is not in place, it is unsafe for him, Meghan, and their children Prince Archie and Princess Lilibet to visit Britain. The letter from the Queen highlights the importance of security for the family, stressing the risks they face due to their public profile and well-documented history of targeting by extremists.

Controversies Surrounding Decision-Making

The decision to remove the police team was taken while Harry and Meghan were living in Canada. Their subsequent relocation to California and the deteriorating relations with the royal family have brought the issue of security to the forefront. Harry’s lawyers have raised concerns about senior royal aides who he had previously clashed with being involved in the decision-making process, indicating potential conflicts of interest.

Implications of the Letter

The letter from the Queen emphasizes the significance of providing “effective security” for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. However, the interpretation of what constitutes effective security and how it should be maintained remains open to debate. The reference to the family’s safety concerns and the Queen’s support carries implications for the ongoing legal battles and the broader issue of the couple’s security arrangements.


The letter from Queen Elizabeth II, expressing her support for the security of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, sheds light on the complexities and controversies surrounding their royal exit. The legal battles and ongoing concerns about their safety continue to be key issues, and the implications of the Queen’s words in the letter will undoubtedly shape the discussions and decisions ahead. As the situation unfolds, the spotlight remains on the intricate dynamics between the royal family, the Home Office, and the Sussexes, with the issue of security at the forefront of the ongoing narrative.


Micheal Kurt

I earned a bachelor's degree in exercise and sport science from Oregon State University. He is an avid sports lover who enjoys tennis, football, and a variety of other activities. He is from Tucson, Arizona, and is a huge Cardinals supporter.

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