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Prince Harry blasted as a hypocrite over leaked security details

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Last week saw the release of the much anticipated ‘tell all’ memoir from Prince Harry.

The book, titled Spare, has Harry speaking on life in the royal family, tensions with William and Catherine, racism, and his family’s attitude towards Meghan.

While the book has already caused a fair amount of heat on the royal family, the actual safety of the senior royals should be their highest concern at the moment, as seemingly innocent details that the Prince has given in his book may increase the threat of attacks and break ins.

The ‘tell-all’ memoir from Prince Harry was released 10th January.

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Following the release of Spare, the former head of royal protection Dai Davies voiced his concerns that the content of the book jeopardises the safety of both Harry and the British royal family.

Speaking to The Telegraph UK he said, “These revelations give me great concern and will likely give great concern to Prince Harry’s current team.

“It makes the job of protecting him, whether privately or otherwise, problematic. Only a fool would reveal this kind of detail about the royals’ inner sanctums.”

Police protection officers are always in tow of royal family members.

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Details about the layout of Balmoral Castle, Clarence House, and how to find a room in Highgrove House nicknamed “Club H” where he and William would hang out as teenagers, will have the royal’s security on high alert over fears this information could equip criminals to break into the premises.

Davies said that these details are “problematic”.

“There have always been people who have tried to access parts of royal palaces,” he said. “Whether they are fixated individuals with mental health problems or terrorists, this information could prove very useful.”

Prince Harry has previously spoken about his personal security concerns, and in Spare he talks about the lengths he takes to protect himself at greater lengths.

Readers discover that he carried an electronic tracker and panic alarm “at all times” and that while at school in Eton he had an “armed bodyguard sleeping down the hall whose job was to keep me from being kidnapped or assassinated”.

The cost of royal security comes at a high price, with Forbes reporting in 2021 that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s annual security bill could easily reach $2 to $3 million for around-the-clock protection.

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