A representative for Prince Harry has claimed that he, Meghan, and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi.
After the Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended an awards ceremony in New York on Tuesday, the incident took place.
The prince’s spokesperson stated in a statement that the “relentless pursuit” took place for more than two hours.
They said that it led to nearly colliding with other road users, pedestrians, and law enforcement personnel.
The specifics of the incident could not be independently verified.
Although they were aware of the situation, the New York Police Department (NYPD) did not immediately acknowledge it. No injuries or arrests have been reported as of yet.
The couple made their first joint public appearance at the awards ceremony, the Ms Foundation Women of Vision Awards, since the King’s Coronation earlier this month. At the occasion, LaTosha Brown, the co-founder of Black Voters Matter, and Meghan each collected an award.
Doria Ragland, Meghan’s mother, was among them. Images from last night’s photography show the group departing the event in Manhattan.
Now there are claims Six automobiles were involved in the subsequent chase, which featured aggressive driving that included running red lights, driving on the sidewalk, making blocking maneuvers, and reversing down a one-way street.
“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 involved.”
It’s also claimed that the presence of New York police officers did not stop the pursuit.
Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a 1997 car crash in Paris while being chased by photographers.