Harry and Meghan to be protected by specialist police during Jubilee as they land today
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are said to have been granted specialist police protection during their trip to the UK for the Queen’s jubilee.
The pair are set to arrive in England today, Wednesday June 1, with almost-three year old son Archie, and 11 month old Lilibet.
This will be Lilibet’s first time on British soil, meaning she's never met her grandfather Prince Charles, or Her Majesty The Queen.
Harry and Meghan have long been embroiled in security debates since stepping down as working royals as it meant they were no longer eligible for police protection.
Despite this, the pair have reportedly been given “cast iron reassurances” that they will be protected by specialist police when they arrive, Mirror reports.
The royal couple are also expected to bring “a limited number of security personnel” themselves, according to ITV News.
In a bid to not steal the Queen’s thunder, Harry and Meghan are said to be wanting to “keep it simple” during their stay, and will reside at Frogmore Cottage where they have recently renewed their lease.
They’re expected to attend the service of thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral on Friday, in addition to other key events during the Jubilee celebrations.
Earlier this year, it was said that Meghan was using their protection row as an excuse not to return to the UK.
The Duke of Sussex issued a "pre-protocol" letter to the Home Office suggesting his lawyers will seek judicial review if continued police security isn’t provided by the UK when he and his family are in the country and his lawyers made it clear he is happy to pay for it.
Harry argued his private protection team in the US does not have access to UK intelligence information that is necessary to keep his wife and children safe when in the country.
While it appears as if the pair’s visit is set in stone, one of the Queen’s former aides questioned if it will actually happen.
But the Queen's former press secretary Dickie Arbiter, who served Her Majesty from 1988 to 2000,shared his doubts exclusively to OK!where he said: “I'll believe it when I see it. Of course the Queen would love to meet Lilibet and see Meghan and Harry, but there’s still a big question mark over that.”
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