An absence that continues to make people talk… Tuesday, March 29, 2022, Prince Harry did not attend the tribute ceremony for Prince Philip, in Westminster Abbey. Indeed, since he left his royal duties and moved to the United States, Meghan Markle’s husband no longer benefits from a security service in England. Believing that the situation was too dangerous, it is therefore quite natural that he remained in California. If many people have criticized his choice, the confidences of his former bodyguard risk sinking him even more… Ken Wharfe, who took care of the safety of Lady Diana and her two sons, William and Harry, said the latter was taking more risks attending the Invictus Games in the Netherlands than returning to the UK.

From April 16 to 22, Prince Harry will indeed be in the Netherlands to attend the multi-sport competition for wounded soldiers and war veterans and people with disabilities, which he founded in 2014. For the Daily Mail, Ken Wharfe said the very nature of the event made it a target for terrorists because of its military ties. While the Dutch police and security services declined to say whether Prince Harry will get royal protection, the bodyguard said: “I am puzzled as to why Harry thinks he would be more safer in the Netherlands than in the UK He would have gone to his grandfather’s memorial service with his brother or father and received protection from the Met It’s not like he would have presented at Westminster Abbey by bicycle.” Finally, Ken Wharfe indicated that in his opinion, it is “more risky to go to the Netherlands to support a charity with a military link” than to attend a memorial.

Prince Harry’s safety questions

A few days earlier, at the microphone of the Royally Us podcast, expert Stewart Pearce had defended the Duke of Sussex. He said: “I think a lot of Harry’s absence has to do with the security officials, and he is actually very disappointed not to be able to attend this remarkable day in honor of his grandfather, for whom he has immense love.” For his part, Richard Griffin, who was Prince Philip’s royal protection officer for fourteen years, told the Daily Mail: “All this nonsense about his protection, as far as I’m concerned, it was a pathetic excuse. He should have been here to honor his grandfather.”

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Lara T.
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