Piers Morgan Calls Prince Harry 'Entitled Hypocrite' Over Security Lawsuit

Prince Harry was labeled a "shameless, deluded, woefully entitled hypocrite" by Piers Morgan over a lawsuit filed against the British government.

The Duke of Sussex is seeking a "judicial review" challenging the Home Office decision to deny him police protection during visits to Britain.

Harry says he and Meghan cannot come to the U.K. unless they are granted a Metropolitan Police protection detail and has offered to fund the team himself.

The lawsuit triggered a backlash in the British media with regular critic Morgan using his new column in The Sun to criticize the decision.

He wrote: "There are now three cast-iron certainties in life: death, taxes, and Prince Harry behaving like a shameless, deluded, woefully entitled hypocrite.

"There was a wearisome inevitability that just when the Queen least needed her renegade royal grandson to pipe up whining again from his Californian mansion, he would do exactly that."

He added: "The petulant prince is threatening legal action—is there ever a time when he isn't?—unless the Home Office caves and restores the royal security he enjoyed before his dramatic flounce to America.

"If he goes through with his threat, it will be the first time any royal has ever sued Her Majesty's Government, and, of course, causes the Queen yet another massive headache at the worst possible time."

Queen Elizabeth II stripped Prince Andrew of his honorary military titles and royal patronages on Thursday as the Duke of York vowed to fight a New York lawsuit in which he is accused of raping a 17-year-old Jeffrey Epstein victim.

The monarch, 95, looks set to have the case hang over her Platinum Jubilee year in 2022 and can now add Harry's judicial review to the list of issues dragging down the celebrations.

The Duke of Sussex still has his supporters in Britain and lawyer Shola Mos-Shogbamimu, a prominent campaigner on race and gender, was among those to defend the move.

She wrote on Twitter: "Y'all trying to get Prince Harry, Meghan & kids killed?

"Royal Family cut off security, Brits moan taxes can't be used for Sussexes & Home Office dismisses Sussexes paying for their security in UK. MAD!

"How dare you refuse them security at their own expense when they are at risk?

"Can I call BS on Home Office 'dismissing' Prince Harry? No way they did this without direction from the Royal Family.

"Priti Patel wouldn't dare 'dismiss' Prince Harry without nod from Buckingham Palace.

"This stinks."

A palace source told Newsweek the royal family was not involved in the decision, with security issues decided by the Home Office.

TV presenter Alex Beresford, who famously argued with Morgan over Meghan on Good Morning Britain, wrote: "Prince Harry haters would rage if he used taxpayers money for his family's security...and yet they will be equally outraged if he doesn't because it denies them an excuse to outwardly complain."

Among advantages, a Metropolitan Police protection team would be armed—whereas private security in Britain is not entitled to carry guns as the country has banned firearms.

Prince Harry's legal representative said in a statement to Newsweek: "Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life.

"He remains sixth in line to the throne, served two tours of combat duty in Afghanistan, and in recent years his family has been subjected to well-documented neo-Nazi and extremist threats.

"While his role within the Institution has changed, his profile as a member of the Royal Family has not. Nor has the threat to him and his family.

"The Duke and Duchess of Sussex personally fund a private security team for their family, yet that security cannot replicate the necessary police protection needed whilst in the UK.

"In the absence of such protection, Prince Harry and his family are unable to return to his home."

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Prince Harry, seen opening Nottingham's Central Police Station on October 26, 2016, filed a judicial review of the Home Office decision to remove his police protection detail. Piers Morgan described the move as "entitled." Joe Giddins - WPA Pool/Getty Images