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A prominent royal commentator has said the UK government and Royal Family should restore Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's security 'before it's too late'.

In a column penned on Yahoo, royal watcher Omid Scobie referenced the Queen's Christmas Day crossbow attacker and suggested that the speediness of his capture was down to access Harry and Meghan have been denied.

On Christmas Day last year, Jaswant Singh Chail snuck into Windsor Castle armed with a crossbow and was immediately detained and prosecuted under the Treason Act.

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Mr Scobie stressed that one of the main reasons Chail was captured so quickly was that royal protection officers have access to 'elite training and world class intelligence' – something the Sussexes team don't.

He said: "For members of the monarchy, including those who have chosen to step away like Prince Harry, this high level of security is essential.

"The duke says he has been forced to keep visits to his home turf few and far between as his private security in the U.S. don’t have adequate jurisdiction in Britain (i.e. access to necessary intelligence and the ability to arm themselves)."

Last month, Harry won the first stage of his legal battle against the Home Office over security arrangements when he and wife Meghan are in the UK.

Harry took action after he was not allowed to pay for police protection for him or his family while in north America.

His lawyers have now been given permission for a full hearing to take place and to have a judge look over the Home Office's decision.

And according to Mr Scobie, there can be only one just outcome.

He continued: "The safety of others should never be up for debate.

"There is only one acceptable solution to this fight: reinstate Harry’s access to security at his own expense – before it’s too late."

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