Prince Harry changes his records to make the US his official home, rather than the UK

Richard Eden
Daily Mail
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Prince Harry clearly plans to stay away from the UK for good.
Prince Harry clearly plans to stay away from the UK for good. Credit: Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Soon after announcing his and Meghan’s decision to quit royal duties in 2020, the Duke of Sussex told a charity event: “The UK is my home and a place that I love. That will never change.”

Four years later, much, it seems, has changed.

The Daily Mail has disclosed that Prince Harry has updated his records in this country to make it clear that he no longer lives in Britain.

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Filings published by Companies House yesterday for “Prince Henry Charles Albert David, Duke of Sussex” record that his “New Country/State Usually Resident” is now the U.S.

It was previously recorded as the United Kingdom.

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex kiss as they attend the Royal Salute Polo Challenge to benefit Sentebale, a charity founded by him and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to support children in Lesotho and Botswana, in Wellington, Florida, U.S., April 12, 2024.  REUTERS/Marco Bello
Prince Harry and Meghan at the Royal Salute Polo Challenge on April 12. Credit: Marco Bello/REUTERS

The change comes as pressure increases on U.S. President Joe Biden’s government to release Harry’s visa records after campaigners seized on comments made by the American ambassador to London that he would not be deported while the Democrat was president.

The conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation in Washington DC, which has gone to court to seek the release of the file, submitted the remarks made by Jane Hartley as part of its case.

After admitting taking cocaine in his memoirs, Spare, Harry faced questions over how he had been able to move to the U.S., where admitting drug use can block a visa application.

The new details, filed at Companies House for Harry’s eco travel venture Travalyst, also raise questions about whether he can remain as a Counsellor of State, one of seven members of the Royal Family who can deputise for the Monarch.

By law, Counsellors of State are required to have a UK domicile, but Harry has no home in the UK after King Charles asked him and Meghan to vacate Frogmore Cottage.

Until 2022, the Counsellors of State were Queen Camilla, Prince William, Harry, Prince Andrew and his daughter Princess Beatrice.

But, many considered this situation unsuitable as Harry, the Duke of York and Beatrice aren’t working royals.

Later that year, the King asked parliament to add his sister, Princess Anne, and brother, Prince Edward, to the list. It was reported he decided not to remove Harry and Andrew because he didn’t want to escalate family tensions.

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