Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and her mother, Doria Ragland, were embroiled in what has been described as a “nearly catastrophic car chase” after being chased by paparazzi in New York City, United States.
On May 16 evening, Meghan Markle was in the Big Apple to accept a Women of Vision award from the Ms. Foundation. She was accompanied by her husband, Prince Harry, and her mother, Doria Ragland. This was the first public event the Duchess of Sussex attended after being banned from King Charles III’s coronation.
The following day, via a statement issued by the royal couple’s spokesperson, Harry and Meghan were reported to have been extremely upset and shocked after the three of them were chased by some 12 “aggressive” paparazzi for two hours in a near-miss chase. catastrophe that caused several collisions.
According to the American press, the couple and Meghan’s mother were traveling in a private car. In the midst of the chase, the vehicle stopped at the New York Police Department’s 19th Precinct precinct to board a taxi driven by a man of Indian origin named Sukhcharn “Sonny” Singh.
If anything happens to Harry and Meghan, these paparazzi and the owners of these Tabloids with King Charles and William, should be held responsible and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the Law. pic.twitter.com/QCPgNGeimy
— sussexopulence (@sussexopulence) May 17, 2023
In an interview for the BBC, Singh said his taxi was blocked by a garbage truck and that’s when the paparazzi started taking pictures. When they were about to give him the location of his destination, they told him to take them back to the police station because they felt safer there.
In addition, Singh also told the BBC and various other media outlets that the ordeal in the taxi lasted around ten minutes and that he would not describe it as a “chase”. The driver said the couple looked “nervous” but never felt that he or anyone else was in any danger.
I don’t think I would call it a chase. I never felt like I was in danger. It wasn’t like a car chase in a movie. They were quiet and looked scared, but it’s New York, it’s safe.
For their part, police said numerous photographers made the journey challenging, but Harry and Meghan reached their destination with no reports of accidents, injuries or arrests. Magazine People he quoted one of the photographers involved in the scene, who revealed that it is “exaggerated” to describe the incident as “almost catastrophic”.
Even New York Mayor Eric Adams said he found it hard to believe it had been a two-hour chase, so authorities would find out the exact duration of the incident.
Buckingham Palace spokespersons have so far not commented on the incident, though they are expected not to, as has been the case since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially stepped down from their royal duties.