Prince Harry worried about ‘serious security risk’ ahead of his UK visit

Prince Harry worried about ‘serious security risk’ ahead of his UK visit

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Hannah Ross

By Hannah Ross

Published: 02/04/2024

- 13:55

The Duke of Sussex is expected to return to the UK in May for an Invictus Games event

  • A source said that Harry is ‘very concerned’ about his safety in the United Kingdom
  • The Duke of Sussex recently lost a court case over his police security when he returns to Britain
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Prince Harry is worried about a “serious security risk” ahead of his visit to the UK, according to a source.

The publication of the date and time of Harry’s appearance at the Invictus Games 10th Anniversary at St. Paul’s Cathedral has raised concerns over the duke’s safety.

A source has claimed that Harry recognises the risk to his security after sharing sensitive information in his book Spare.

The source said: “The prince is expected to return to the UK in May; however, Harry’s team wanted the exact date of the appearance to be kept confidential for safety reasons.”

Prince Harry

Prince Harry lost a court case about his security in the UK


In his memoir, the duke admitted to killing 25 Taliban fighters while he was a soldier in Afghanistan.

The source told the Daily Express: “That’s why his team were so adamant about keeping his whereabouts on a need-to-know basis. Whenever he’s appeared at events in the UK in the last few years, there have been last-minute announcements due to this very reason.

"The fact that St. Paul’s has published the exact time and date of an event he is due to attend on their official website weeks in advance is seen as a serious security risk.”

Following the release of the duke’s memoir, Al Qaeda is said to have ordered Harry’s death after he wrote about killing fighters belonging to the group.

Prince Harry

Prince Harry is expected to return to the UK for an Invictus Games event


It comes as Prince Harry loses a High Court challenge against the Government over his security in the UK.

The Duke of Sussex was fighting a 2020 decision by the Executive Committee for Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (Ravec) that he should receive a different degree of protection in the UK.

When Harry stepped down as a working member of the Royal Family in 2020, he was told he would not receive the “same degree” of protection as before.

However, the prince argued that he had been treated unfairly and that he still faced security threats when visiting the UK.

Prince HarryPrince Harry court documents claim Al Qaeda called for him to be killed


The source continued: “Harry is very adamant about appealing the court’s decision.

“He wants to spend more time in the UK with his family and doesn’t feel comfortable doing that until his security has been secured.

“Let’s just say the leak of the date of the Invictus Games Anniversary Service has gone down like a lead balloon.

“Harry is already very concerned over his security in the United Kingdom, so this has just added extra anxiety to his fears.”


Prince HarryPrince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014Getty

The Invictus Games 10th Anniversary Service is listed on St. Paul’s website for May 8, however, there have been no public announcements about the event.

The source continued “The schedules are always published about six weeks in advance.

“But the events are usually announced in a different section on the website that is more visible, and that hasn’t been done yet.”

Prince Harry founded the Invictus Games in 2014 for wounded, injured and sick service men and women to compete in sporting events.

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