Prince Harry could lose £12m Montecito mansion with Meghan over one huge mistake

-Credit: (Image: Getty)
-Credit: (Image: Getty)

Prince Harry's future in the US hangs in the balance as his visa application faces scrutiny, with potential repercussions for his family's life in America, insiders claim.

The Heritage Foundation has taken legal action against the Department of Homeland Security, seeking access to Harry's visa records, particularly his disclosed history of drug use.

The DHS has denied the request, citing privacy protections akin to those for medical records, the Express reports.

Currently, the case is in the hands of Judge Carl Nichols, who is reviewing the matter privately in chambers, leaving the public and Harry waiting on whether the details will be made public.

Royal commentator Richard Fitzwilliams discussed the implications with The Sun, noting the possible embarrassment for Harry.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attend an official photocall to announce their engagement at The Sunken Gardens, Kensington Palace on November 27, 2017 in London, England.
Meghan and Harry moved to the US in 2020 after quitting the Royal Family -Credit:Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images

Mr Fitzwilliams remarked: "The fact of the matter is that it will be very embarrassing, or may be very embarrassing."

He further commented: "Harry may have included drug use on his application form. If he hasn't, it will unquestionably make headlines, and that will not be beneficial so far as the Sussexes are concerned."

While Harry's present visa remains valid, its renewal could pose challenges, sparking speculation about potential deportation.

Such an outcome would force Harry to abandon his Montecito life with Meghan and their children, Prince Archie, 5, and Princess Lilibet, 2, as well as their £12m home adjacent to an apple orchard.

Mr Fitzwilliams has raised concerns about a perceived "double standard," stating that Harry, who has publicly criticising the Royal Family, could possibly be the one at fault, either through potential deceit in his US government clearance process, or due to possible preferential treatment given. This is a matter of concern for the Heritage Foundation.

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Meghan and Harry currently reside in a nine bedroom mansion in Montecito, California -Credit:Google Earth

He expressed: "If you attack an institution, supporters of that institution, or those who believe that you've been very unwise and very foolish, believe that there are double standards."

According to The Sun, attempts were made by Harry to halt the release of his visa application details.

The ongoing court case between The Heritage Foundation and others versus US Homeland Security was initiated on February 24 in Washington DC.

In an exclusive discussion with the Daily Express US, Gita Gorgi, a US-based immigration lawyer, shared: "I suspect that the judge will weigh the reasons and benefits that the Heritage Foundation argued for making the information public, versus the right to Prince Harry's privacy and DHS's interest in keeping the information of private individuals and its matters private."

She added: "If a judge grants this FOIA request, it could open up DHS to many future such requests in the future for less public figures. The judge may not want to set that precedence."

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