Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and Doria Ragland almost avoided Princess Diana’s fate overnight. They were subjected to a “near catastrophic” car chase in Manhattan after attending the Ms Foundation Awards, awarded the duchess by her friend Gloria Steinem. Except, there is one issue; the collision that almost claimed the trio’s lives never happened, according to the New York Police Department, via Sky News. As per a statement from the Sussex camp, per CBS News, the spokesperson said the avoided disaster went on for “two hours”, that the paparazzi were in “relentless pursuit”, and that they were “highly aggressive.”
Several sources, including the NYPD, Backgrid, who were hired to cover the event, and the taxi driver who drove them for ten minutes around the block, have disputed the statement put out by the spokesperson.
Backgrid, a well-known dial-a-pap organisation that the Sussexes use regularly, said in their statement to People Magazine:
According to the accounts given by these freelance contributors, they were covering the couple’s stay in New York City, including the possibility of a dinner after an award ceremony. They had no intention of causing distress or harm, as their only tool was their cameras.
The statement continues:
A few of the photos show Meghan Markle smiling inside a cab. The photographers report that one of the four SUVs from Prince Harry’s security escort was driving in a manner that could be perceived as reckless. The vehicle was seen blocking off streets, and in one video, it is shown being pulled over by the police.
New York Is Safe
The NYPD has said they did not get any reports of injuries, near-collisions, or otherwise. There were also no arrests.
Moreover, according to the New York Post, the couple and Doria “didn’t seem that scared, but they looked nervous.” He also says the trio was only in his taxi for about ten minutes. Singh added that two cars followed him, and two cars were on either side of his. Also, he said he drove them around the block. He said New York is safe, despite the Sussexes pretending to be frightened.
What People Who Have Been To New York Are Saying
The story has been blown up in the media so much that even journalist Megyn Kelly, who lived in Manhattan for almost 20 years, said there couldn’t be a two-hour car crash in New York given how busy the streets are.
Tyrus, a contributor for Fox News, told Piers Morgan that he’d protected Snoop Dogg and that he’d make an example of one pap. The others would back off. He also said the Sussexes’ PR people need to stop calling the paparazzi to tell them where they are. Tyrus backed up what Megyn Kelly said that it’s impossible for a car crash in New York, especially when you’re going at 15 miles an hour. That’s 24 kilometres.
Prince Harry has two lawsuits against the Home Office, his father, King Charles III’s government, to regain his Internationally Protected Persons status.