Government has a week to decide response to Heritage Foundation's challenge of Prince Harry visa

June 7, 2023

A federal judge has given the U.S. government a week to figure out how to respond to the Heritage Foundation's challenge of Prince Harry's visa application.

The rightwing think tank believes Harry may have lied about drug use on the application, based on information he wrote in his memoir, Spare.

In the memoir, he says that he used cocaine, cannabis and psychedelic mushrooms.

If he admitted to the drug use on the application, he might have been denied entry to the U.S., although that isn't always the way it goes and other factors are sometimes considered.

The Heritage Foundation wants DHS to release Harry's visa application under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), citing "intense public interest" in whether he got special treatment.

“Let’s see whether that exactly matches what he put on his immigration application because, if it doesn’t, that’s perjury, that’s a criminal offense," Heritage Foundation foreign policy analyst Nile Gardiner said. "Everyone should be held to account before the law here. No one should be treated any differently.”