Prince Harry 'extremely disappointed as he's forced to consider cancelling UK return'

Prince Harry is said to be considering cancelling his upcoming visit to the UK over security concerns.

The 39 year old Duke of Sussex was due to be visiting the UK - his former home country - in May to celebrate ten years of his sporting event, the Invictus Games, which he set up for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans.

During his trip to the UK, Harry was due to give a speech at St Paul's Cathedral, however, since losing his High Court battle against the UK Home Office regarding the security provided to him and his family when they are in the UK, the Duke is thought to be concerned for his safety.

It's thought that he may now deliver the speech via a pre-recorded message or by video link from his home in Montecito, California, where he now lives with wife Meghan Markle and their two children, Prince Archie, four, and Princess Lilibet, two.

His loss at the High Court has seen him landed with a bill totalling £1million in legal costs and he's said to be appealing the decision and to be "extremely disappointed" with the security plans for when he visits the UK.

A source told The Express: "Whenever Harry travels to the UK, his trips are always dependent on how secure he is. Before deciding whether to attend the Invictus Games anniversary event, his security team must be sure that St. Paul’s is adequately protected by the metropolitan police and his own security needs are met while he’s in London."

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Prince Harry is said to be reconsidering returning to the UK in May over fears about security

The source added: "Harry wants to spend more time in the UK with his family, but there’s no way he can do that while a question mark hangs over his security detail."

The source went on to claim that Harry has been left "extremely disappointed" over his security, and as a result this could see him stay home in California and join the Invictus Games virtually.

OK! has contacted Harry's reps for comment.

In April, Prince Harry suffered a loss in his ongoing legal battle over police protection in the UK, after his initial bid to appeal a High Court ruling was rejected.

The Duke of Sussex was appealing against a decision in February 2020 by the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royalty and Public Figures (RAVEC) to remove his publicly-funded protection when he is in the country. RAVEC’s decision came as a result of a change in the duke’s official “status” after he stopped being a “full-time working member of the Royal Family”, a judge heard.

In February, retired High Court judge Sir Peter Lane dismissed Harry's claim that he had been "singled out" and treated "less favourably" by the decision, ruling that RAVEC's approach was not irrational or procedurally unfair, reports the Mirror.

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