Prince Charles invites Harry, Meghan and Lilibet to visit him in UK. However, their refusal to go back without Met Police protection makes it doubtful that they will ever meet.

  • The Prince of Wales is yet to visit his granddaughter in person after she was born in June
  • In recent months, family members have been communicating via a series of “good-natured” calls
  • Harry’s security concerns are proving to be a problem. 

It was revealed tonight that Prince Charles invited Prince Harry and his entire family to visit him in Britain in order to meet Lilibet.

After his daughter’s birth in California last June, the Prince of Wales has yet to meet his granddaughter.

According to Mirror reports, this would mark the first family reunion since Harry and Meghan left their jobs as royal workers.

His son, however, refused to come back to the Met Police without substantial security. This is believed to have made it difficult for the two to reunite.

Sources told The paper that the family has been communicating with each other via several ‘good-natured’ phone calls in recent months.

The first picture of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's daughter Lilibet was released in a Christmas card last month

In a Christmas card, the first image of Lilibet, the daughter of Duke and Duchess Sussex was published

The Prince of Wales (centre), during his visit to Haddo Country Park, Ellon, Aberdeenshire last week

The Prince Of Wales (centre), during his recent visit to Haddo Country Park Ellon in Aberdeenshire

The true cost of guarding Sussexes

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s security team in Canada was made up of at least six £60,000-a-year Scotland Yard protection officers.

But experts say the true cost of each officer would have been closer to £100,000 a year when taking into consideration overtime, flights back and forth to the UK, pension contributions and living expenses.

They spent three months together in Canada, before moving to California in March 2020. The couple is reported to have employed Gavin de Becker and Associates (GDBA), a top-of the-range security company used by celebrities like Madonna, Tom Hanks and Jeff Bezos.

The team from GDBA – described as a ‘secret service for famous people’ – is rumoured to cost about £7,000 per day, or £2.5million a year.

Harry and Meghan will likely have six bodyguards who are in rotation with two on duty at night.

American security services would not be able to access intelligence information or have any jurisdiction in the UK.

One said: ‘The Prince of Wales has been saddened that he hasn’t had the opportunity to spend time with his grandchildren, which he really does miss.

“He’s a wonderful grandfather who loves the role and it’s fair to say that he doesn’t feel complete without Harry and his children.

“This is something that he hopes to fix, which is why he made the gesture to Harry, Meghan, and the children to remain with him, whenever they might come home for some time. 

It comes as a former head of royal protection warned today that Prince Harry ‘cannot pick and choose’ when he wants to visit the UK and receive protection.

The Duke of Sussex should not be expecting bodyguards supplied to him when he decides to return home, Dai Davies said.

Ex-Met Police Officer pointed out that Princess Anne had been almost kidnapped, and her protection officer was killed – however she doesn’t get all-time protection.

He made these comments as sources indicated that she would not assist her grandson with his request for security personnel upon his arrival in Britain.

According to insiders, the Monarch is not willing to ‘cave in’ to his demands for protection by the Met and Home Office.

Yesterday, Prince Harry was outraged by his threats of legal action against Her Majesty’s Government.

The man is asking for a review by the court of the UK Police Protection Team decision that stripped him. He claims it’s too unsafe to travel without Scotland Yard guards.

Yesterday night anger erupted at an unprecedented legal threat to the government. Sources responded by saying that Scotland Yard was not available for rent.

Mr Davies, who was Operational Unit Commander for the Royals from 1995, told GMB: ‘He chose to go to America, that’s his prerogative.

It is the Royal Family’s prerogative that any protection aspect be looked at by us. We can do this through multiple security agencies. This is the core.

“And they have decided at this level that they will not provide him protection as the risk is low.”

“But, should there be an imminent danger when he approaches then clearly the Metropolitan Police will be held responsible.”