On Wednesday, Prince Harry and Meghan (his wife) alleged that the royal couple were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” in New York on a previous night, while being aggressively chased by “a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi.” As per a spokesperson of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex: Doria Ragland, Meghan Markel’s mother and the couple were chased by media photographers relentlessly for more than 2 hours.
The spokesperson stated “While being a public figure comes with a level of interest from the public, it should never come at the cost of anyone’s safety.” However, the spokesperson did not clearly state whether Prince Harry, Meghan or Ragland were injured during the incident or not but indeed added that the alleged chase resulted in several near-collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two police personnel of New York City.
A spokesperson of New York Police Department on Wednesday confirmed to The Times that the officers “assisted the private security team of the the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.” As per Jualian Phillips, the Deputy Commissioner of New York Police Department, “There were numerous photographers that made their transport challenging,” He further added that “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their destination and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests in regard.”
Earlier on that night, Prince Harrycand Meghan attended the Woman of Vision Awards, where the former “Suits” star was given an award at the annual Ms. Foundation for Women gala.
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