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Prince Harry will not attend Prince Philip’s funeral on March 29.
The Duke of Sussex has no plans to travel to the UK at the end of March, a royal spokesman confirmed to Fox News Digital. However, Prince Harry plans to visit Queen Elizabeth II as soon as possible, according to the spokesman.
Prince Philip died on April 9th and was buried on April 17th. The funeral was held at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, and due to COVID-19 restrictions at the time, only 30 people were allowed to attend.
Despite Prince Harry’s absence, Queen Elizabeth II will be joined by Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince Andrew for the thanksgiving service.
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Prince Harry attended Prince Philip’s funeral service in April 2021.
The King recently requested a judicial review of a Home Office decision barring him from personally paying for police protection while he and his family were in the UK.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle have not taken their children to the UK since they retired in March 2020.
Prince Harry’s request for judicial review came after he was chased by a pack of photographers during an event for children’s charity WellChild.
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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, but this security cannot reproduce the necessary police protection needed while in the UK. Without such protection, Prince Harry and his family cannot return to his home,” a legal spokesman for Prince Harry told Fox News Digital.
“The Duke first offered to personally pay for British police protection for himself and his family in Sandringham in January 2020,” the statement continued. “This offer was declined. He remains willing to take on the security costs so as not to burden the UK taxpayer.”
Prince Harry and Markle first announced their decision to step down from their royal roles in January 2020.
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Older royals were provided with a special taxpayer-funded security force by the Metropolitan Police, but the two were no longer considered senior royals after the role reversal.