Prince Harry loses bid to challenge decision not to allow him to pay for UK police protection

Harry and Meghan, last week, were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase"

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Prince Harry lost a bid to be allowed to make private payments for police protection. Harry's lawyers wanted a judicial review of the rejection of his offer to pay for protection in the UK. The prince was stripped of the police security usually afforded to royal figures after he and his American wife Meghan stepped down from their official roles in 2020 to move to the United States. 

Prince Harry had challenged how this decision was reached by the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures - known as Ravec. 

Home Office lawyers had opposed the idea of allowing wealthy people to "buy" security from the police. And a judge has ruled not to give the go-ahead for such a hearing, BBC reported.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, last week, were involved in a "near catastrophic car chase" involving paparazzi in New York. The chase reportedly took place after the couple attended an awards ceremony in New York. 

The chase resulted in near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have maintained that invasion of privacy and biased reporting of Meghan by the press in Britain is what caused them to step down from their roles as royals. The couple since then, gave an explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey.

They produced a docuseries in which they spun their narrative of their lives in the UK and Meghan produced and hosted a podcast. The prince also wrote a memoir titled 'Spare', in which he alleged that Queen Camilla leaked private conversations between members of the royal family to the press.

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