Prince Harry faces a legal problem that threatens his immigration status in the United States. The Duke of Sussex, in addition to having several lawsuits pending in London, now faces another problem in his adopted country.
Nile Gardiner, director of the Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Centre for Freedom, has said that Prince Harry’s immigration records case will be brought before a federal judge in Washington D.C.
The Heritage Foundation, a U.S. conservative organization, has been sharply critical of the revelations about Harry’s drug use since they were detailed in his autobiography “Spare” which came out in January 2023.
Prince Harry’s drugs
In his memoirs, Harry described how he turned to drugs to cope with the death of his mother, Princess Diana, when he was just 12 years old. He also revealed having experiences with drugs during therapy sessions to deal with trauma.
In his book, Harry mentions that cocaine use was more social in nature and gave him a sense of belonging and security, while marijuana helped him in a different way.
One of the many shocking anecdotes in his memoir was his account of using hallucinogenic mushrooms at the home of famous actress Courteney Cox, known for her role as Monica on “Friends.”
What will happen to Prince Harry’s visa?
On June 6, a U.S. court will rule on this case that has generated controversy. The debate centers on whether Prince Harry properly disclosed his use of cocaine, marijuana, and hallucinogenic mushrooms in his visa application.
U.S. immigration laws state that any foreign national deemed a “drug abuser” may be classified as “inadmissible,” although officials have some discretion in applying this rule.
However, a source close to Harry has claimed that the prince was “truthful” in informing U.S. authorities about his history of drug use.
Prince Harry could lose a lot of money
Meanwhile, Prince Harry continues to face challenges in his home country where he is facing multiple lawsuits that could have a high financial cost, win or lose.
Recently, the Duke of Sussex suffered his first court defeat. However, that case is only one of six before the Royal Courts of Justice in London, which could result in a million-dollar loss if the other issues also fail.
King Charles’ youngest son could lose between $15 million and $20 million if it all goes wrong. Even if he wins them all he will not recover 100% of the legal costs. At best, he could recover 60% to 70%, explained Mark Stephens, a lawyer with the British law firm Howard Kennedy.