Harry and Meghan involved in ‘near catastrophic’ paparazzi car chase in New York



Prince Harry and his wife Meghan were involved in a “near catastrophic” car chase with paparazzi photographers in New York on Tuesday night, his spokesperson has alleged.

CNN reports that the incident happened after Harry accompanied Meghan to the Women of Vision Awards, held at the city’s Ziegfeld Ballroom. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were also traveling with Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, the Sussexes said.

The account was supported at least in part by a local law enforcement source, who said that the couple were followed by a “swarm” of paparazzi after leaving the event. The incident did not result in a crash, the source said.


According to couple’s account, the altercation with photographers lasted two hours and involved multiple traffic violations. “Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms. Ragland were involved in a near catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi,” the couple’s spokesperson said.

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“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers.”

The statement said the couple understood that 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.” They urged the media not to publish photographs from the incident. “Dissemination of these images, given the ways in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all in involved.”

According to the account provided by the couple’s team, the incident involved around half a dozen blacked-out vehicles with unidentified people driving recklessly and endangering the convoy and everyone around them. It could have been fatal, their team said.


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