Harry and Meghan in a car chase with paparazzi in NYC : NPR
Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, were involved in a “near catastrophic” car chase with paparazzi after attending an event in New York City on Tuesday, a spokesman said.
“This non-stop pursuit, which lasted more than two hours, resulted in many collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two [New York Police Department] officials,” the spokesperson said in a statement shared with NPR.
“While being a public figure brings with it a level of interest from the public, it should never be done at the cost of anyone’s safety,” they added.
Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also in the vehicle. Apparently the group was tailed by half a dozen vehicles with blacked out windows.
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Julian Phillips said in a statement that police assisted the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s private security team on Tuesday evening.
“There were several photographers who made their transportation a challenge,” Phillips said in a statement. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have arrived at their destination and there have been no collisions, summonses, injuries or arrests reported in relation.”
Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, died in a car crash in 1997 in Paris as the vehicle she was riding in was being followed by the paparazzi. She was 36. Harry is 38.