It's understood when Prince Harry returned to the UK in mid-2021 alone, his car was aggressively chased by paparazzi and he was "shaken" by the experience.
"Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth, for life," the Prince's legal spokesperson continued.
"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."
They added that his decision to step back from his "senior" role within the family meant his security presence would no longer be funded by tax payers, which he accepts and now funds himself, but he still requires information from the British home office in order for his own security to adequately protect them.
"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."
It was hoped that Harry and Meghan would return to the UK in June for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, however if they are unable to attain a sufficient level of security for the visit, the trip cannot take place.
The move points out a troubling double standard from the British government, who continue to provide Prince Andrew with paid police protection despite the fact that he has also withdrawn from his role within the royal family after being accused of sexual abuse by Virginia Giuffre when she was a minor.
Last week, Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming that Andrew's "military affiliations and royal patronages have been returned to The Queen".
"The Duke of York will continue not to undertake any public duties and is defending this case as a private citizen," the statement concluded.
Women's rights activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu took to Twitter to share her disgust at the blatant inconsistency in treatment of Prince Andrew and Prince Harry.
"I think 'certain people' are trying to throw Prince Harry under the Bus to distract from Royal Family shameful & embarrassing news cycle of Prince Andrew after all these ‘negotiations’ with Home office happened in 2021," she wrote.