The Duke of Sussex, the youngest son of King Charles III, and his wife Meghan Markle lost the systematic protection afforded to them at the expense of British taxpayers, after they decided to withdraw from the royal family in 2020 and settle in the United States.

He is appealing to the court against this decision, which was taken by a body of the Ministry of the Interior that now grants him police protection on a case-by-case basis.

On Thursday, on the final day of this judicial process, which began Tuesday and whose deliberations took place mostly in closed motion, Harry's lawyer, Shahid Fatima, read a statement from the prince who was absent from the hearings.

Harry said: "The UK is a central location in my child's story and a place where I want them to feel at home, even though they currently live in the US. But this is impossible if their safety cannot be guaranteed when they are on British soil."

"I can't put my wife at risk in this way, and given what I've been through, I'm reluctant to put myself in unnecessary danger."

The prince also noted that he and his wife "felt compelled" to leave the country in 2020 and withdraw from their royal duties.

In previous days, his defence lawyers said the decision by the authorities to change the rules for his security was "unfair" given his situation and the circumstances of the death of his mother, Princess Diana, in a car crash in Paris in 1997 while being pursued by photographers.

The Interior Ministry defended the principle of providing "context-based" security for the prince, as a result of his decision to stop being an active member of the royal family.

In May, courts rejected Prince Harry's request to pay from his personal finances to cover police protection costs.