The 37-year-old launched a legal challenge after the U.K. government refused to let him personally pay for police protection for himself, his wife Meghan and their two children whenever they visit his home nation.

During a preliminary hearing at the High Court in London, Harry's lawyers stated that the royal is unwilling to bring his children Archie and eight-month-old Lilibet - to the U.K. because it would be too risky without police protection.

According to The Associated Press, Harry's lawyer said the prince "does not feel safe when he is in the U.K. given the security arrangements applied to him".