Harry and Meghan ‘in near catastrophic car chase’ after awards ceremony

  • Bookmark
  • Don’t miss a thing! Sign up to the Daily Star’s newsletter

    We have more newsletters

    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been involved in a "near catastrophic" car chase, Harry's spokesperson revealed.

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were travelling from an awards ceremony with Meghan's mum, Doria Ragland, on Tuesday (May 16) when they were hounded for more than two hours by what the spokesperson described as "highly aggressive" paparazzi.

    "This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers," the spokesperson said.

    READ MORE: Prince Harry makes surprise appearance to support Meghan Markle as she accepts award

    "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," the spokesperson said.

    "Dissemination of these images, given the ways in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all in involved."

    The reported chase happened as the couple were travelling home from the Ms. Foundation for Women's annual gala in New York, their first public appearance since Harry attended the King's Coronation earlier this month.

    The lavish award ceremony saw former Suits star Meghan scoop up a Woman of Vision award as she delivered an impassioned acceptance speech encouraging women to fight for equality.

    "It's never too late to start," she said.

    • Prince William already 'thinking about own coronation' days after King Charles crowned

    "You can be the visionary of your own life… There is still so much work to be done."

    The couple's pal and royal commentator Omid Scobie took to Twitter to comment on the incident, writing: "Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Doria Ragland were involved in a terrifying paparazzi car chase involving six blacked out vehicles in a chase that could have been fatal.

    "Despite being confronted by uniformed police multiple times, the paparazzi’s cars continued their pursuit in trying to follow the Sussexes and Doria to the private residence they were staying at."

    The Daily Star has contacted the NYPD for comment.

    For the latest breaking news and stories from across the globe from the Daily Star, sign up for our newsletter by clicking here.


    • Questions asked as glam Meghan Markle appears on red carpet without engagement ring

    • Meghan Markle cruelly heckled about her 'broken families' as she arrives for award

    • 'Princess Kate furious with Camilla and refused to curtsy at Coronation', expert says

    • Breaking News
    • Prince Harry
    • Meghan Markle
    • Royal Family

    Source: Read Full Article