Prince Harry’s Visa Response from Homeland Security Sparks Controversy


In a recent development, Prince Harry’s visa status in the United States has ignited a heated debate, with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) coming to his defense, citing his right to privacy regarding immigration matters. This move has raised questions and concerns, with some suggesting that the Biden administration may have undisclosed reasons for keeping his immigration records confidential.

The DHS Statement

Jarrod Panter, the Acting Associate Director for Freedom of Information at the DHS, emphasized that Prince Harry “has a right to privacy” concerning his immigration status in America. He pointed out that despite the Duke of Sussex’s public profile and personal disclosures, he maintains a strong privacy interest in his immigration records. Panter stated, “Prince Harry has not publicly or officially disclosed his status in the United States and has not surrendered all rights to personal privacy.”

The Controversy

The controversy surrounding Prince Harry’s immigration status stems from revelations made in his memoir, “Spare,” in which he candidly discussed his past struggles with substance abuse. The application to enter the U.S. in 2020 requires disclosure of past substance abuse, leading some analysts and commentators to question the accuracy of his application.

In his autobiography, Prince Harry openly discussed his battles with drugs and alcohol, dating back to the years following his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales’s, tragic death in 1997 and prior to his entry into the British Army in 2005. During a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shared, “I would probably drink a week’s worth in one day on a Friday or a Saturday night,” shedding light on his coping mechanisms during challenging times.

Transparency Demands

Dr. Nile Gardiner, a former aide to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, emphasized the importance of transparency and accountability in this matter. He called for the release of Prince Harry’s immigration records, stating, “The Biden administration should come clean over what’s contained in the immigration application. So far, they are refusing to release the records, which suggests that clearly there is something to hide. Prince Harry himself should support the release of his immigration records — if he has nothing to hide.”


The DHS’s assertion of Prince Harry’s right to privacy in his immigration matters has ignited a fierce debate about transparency and accountability in the Biden administration. As the controversy continues, questions surrounding the accuracy of Prince Harry’s visa application and the government’s motivations for keeping his records confidential remain unresolved.

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