Prince Harry challenged a call by the Executive Committee for the Protection of Royal and Public Figures in February 2020 after he and his wife Meghan Markle stepped down from their royal duties.

The High Court in London ruled in Harry's case against the British government on Tuesday after an initial hearing last week, People reported.

That represents half of the Duke of Sussex's lawsuit against the UK Home Office over stripping him of taxpayer-funded police protection, which happened when the prince and his wife stepped down from their royal roles in January 2020.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle / Photo: Associated Press

Shortly thereafter, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex moved from the UK to California with their 4-year-old son, Archie. And in June 2021, their daughter Lilibet was born.

Speaking Tuesday at the Royal Court of Justice in London, Judge Chamberlain announced that Harry would not give permission to seek a judicial review of the decision to strip him of his protection by police.

The decision comes more than a year after Harry, 38, opened the case in September 2021. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund private security for their family, but this security service cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed while in the UK. In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family cannot return to their home," Harry's rep said at the time.

We will remind, recently the prince and his wife almost got into an accident, fleeing from the paparazzi in New York. Sussex security gave details of that restless night.

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry that night in New York / Photo: Getty Images

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