The Platinum Feast of Queen Elizabeth II begins on June 2.
Despite some ruffles, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are welcome at a party.
They receive partial protection from security forces specializing in the royal family, but gaps remain in the details.
Is the Duke and Duchess of Sussex safe from those who may wish them harm?
Daily Mail reports that Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan have been given “cast iron assurances” that they and their children will receive plenty of protection during their stay.
The couple only travel with a small security team and are not expected to have senior staff involved.
Three-year-old Archie and nearly a year-old Lilibet are with them watching their grandmother celebrate.
Harry and Meghan used to live in Frogmore Cottage, and Windsor lives where they stay for a long weekend.
This is not the first time the Duchess of Sussex has returned to Britain since the couple divorced, but it is only the second.
Infamous, Meghan was the target of a brutal and racist campaign of hatred – she was accused of every royal problem, both real and imagined.
For this reason, the couple decided to leave their role in the royal economy and in the UK itself, as announced in early 2020.
The anger at Meghan has not subsided, and it is impossible to imagine anyone wanting to follow the internet’s death threat.
Harry has decided that, unlike his mother, his wife and children will not die because of the British afternoon newspapers and the perverted obsessions of the public.
Met’s Royal and Specialist Protection has been reported to have been in contact with Harry’s current team prior to this visit.
Protection applies when they attend this week’s Platinum Jubilee, while traveling and staying at Frogmore Cottage.
However, due to the complex circumstances of Sussex’s status, this state protection does not extend to the family during private events, such as socializing with friends or eating out.
Harry has previously expressed real concern for the safety of his family during the visits.
Every moment during such a visit is not part of a public spectacle, and a sudden drop in protection can leave his loved ones vulnerable.
Harry has not demanded that British taxpayers personally fund the protection of his family now that he is no longer part of the royal household, but has offered to cover the costs himself.
However, there is a (comprehensible) policy that prevents the Special Protection Unit from receiving private funding.
(It’s unfortunate for the Sussex family, but overall it’s a good practice; security forces that can be hired are security forces that can be purchased)
While private security (even added private security) could help bridge the gap, it is not the same thing as one team of state-affiliated patrons throughout the visit.
Some – those who already hated Harry and despised Meghan – have said that they and their young children will get this simply by leaving the royal family.
They left an unbearable situation, and that was the right call.
What about those who think the money spent protecting them would be wasted … how exactly do they justify the countless millions spent protecting the family of hereditary mascots?
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