"Well, the fact is he is not seeing his grandchildren," Cole added.
"It was with great sadness for both of us that my wife and I felt forced to step back from this role and leave the country in 2020. The U.K. is my home," Harry said in his Thursday, December 7, court witness statement.
The Duke of Sussex admitted he hoped his youngsters could travel to Britain but feared for their well-being.
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"That cannot happen if it’s not possible to keep them safe when they are on U.K. soil. I cannot put my wife in danger like that and, given my experiences in life, I am reluctant to unnecessarily put myself in harm’s way too," he added.
Aside from his fight to maintain aspects of his royal lifestyle, the Spare author ended 2023 celebrating his court win against the Mirror Group. The Invictus Games founder accused the tabloid of hacking his phone, and a High Court judge ruled in the duke's favor.
"Today is a great day for truth as well as accountability," Harry said in a statement.
"I'd like to thank my legal team for so successfully dismantling the sworn testimony of Mirror Group Newspaper's senior executives, legal department and journalists who at least turned up to Court, unlike their colleagues, who were perhaps too afraid to do so," he penned.
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"The journey to justice can be a slow and painful one, and since bringing my claim almost five years ago, defamatory stories and intimidating tactics have been deployed against me and at my family's expense," the Duke of Sussex continued.
"And so, as I too have learned through this process, patience is, in fact, a virtue – especially in the face of vendetta journalism," he added.
Cole was quoted by GB News.