Harry & Meghan Paparazzi debacle: NYPD reacts to claims of alleged car chase


By Wisdom Deji-Folutile

The New York Police Department said that they are unaware of any issues concerning an alleged Paparazzi high-speed chase on Prince Harry and his family in the centre of the city.

AF24NEWS reports that Prince Harry and his wife Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, alongside her mother, earlier Tuesday said they were involved in a “near-catastrophic chase” involving paparazzi in New York on Tuesday night.

They had issued a statement accusing “a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi”, for engaging their vehicle in a pursuit that lasted over two hours and resulted in multiple near-collisions.


New York police have now said that while a number of photographers made their journey “challenging”, there were no reported collisions, injuries, or arrests.

Their report said, “The NYPD assisted the private security team protecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There were numerous photographers that made their transport challenging.

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“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their destination and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests in regard.”

Harry and his family were in New York for an awards ceremony. According to their account, the incident took place after leaving the event in Manhattan

The city’s mayor, Eric Adams, meanwhile, said he finds it hard to believe there was a two-hour high-speed chase in the centre of NYC but that he was checking reports.

He, however, conceded that even a 10-minute chase would have been extremely dangerous, recalling how Prince Harry’s mother Diana died.