The Home Office have refused a Greek and German couple’s post-referendum application to have their British-born children recognised as permanent residents of the UK.
Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark and Elizabeth Saxe-Coburg-Gotha revealed their devastation after becoming embroiled in a “bureaucratic nightmare”.
“One simply can’t believe it,” said Mrs Saxe-Coburg-Gotha.
“We were told we had to provide more evidence of where our children lived.
“What evidence are they supposed to have? They don’t have council tax bills, or any bills at all for that matter.”
Mr Greece and Denmark, who was born in Mon Repos on the Greek island of Corfu, said the situation was “ghastly”.
“I understand that people are angry about people coming over here, claiming vast sums in benefits and never doing a day’s work, but Prince Edward was born in London.”