It’s no secret that Prince Harry is seeking a judicial review after his security request in the U.K. was denied. However, there’s a hidden meaning behind his latest statement on the matter, which reflects his close-knit relationship with his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.
It all started last year when the Duke of Sussex, 37, filed a formal request, asking the U.K. to allow him to pay for police protection for his family should they come abroad. After the motion was denied, Prince Harry enlisted a rep to release a rare statement, which explained why he and his wife, Meghan Markle, are “unable to return” to London until safety measures are established. In particular, the royal wants these protections so that he can feel comfortable bringing his children—Archie (2) and Lilibet (7 months)—to the U.K.
Based on this information, it seems Prince Harry wants the matter to be handled ASAP. And there’s a totally valid reason why it should be considered urgent.
Queen Elizabeth is 95 years old, and she has never met Lilibet (who was named after the monarch). Not to mention, the queen has barely spent any time with Archie as he has moved to California.