A spokesperson for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, said they were involved in a
“near catastrophic car chase”
The pair were followed by photographers after leaving a charity event in NYC last night. Their spokesperson said in a statement,
This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers...
[the] near catastrophic car chase” came “at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi.”
The incident came after the couple attended the Women of Vision Awards at New York’s Ziegfeld Ballroom. Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, also attended the event and was in the car with the couple.
Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, died in a Paris car crash while being pursued by paparazzi in 1997. The statement from the couple said Wednesday.
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.”
Harry has said that his biggest fear before leaving the royal family was “history repeating itself” with his wife facing the same intense scrutiny as his late mother.
This is a developing story...
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were in a "near catastrophic car chase" involving paparazzi in New York on Tuesday night, his spokesperson says https://t.co/bPH05054ru— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) May 17, 2023
In other Prince Harry & Meghan news…
An alleged stalker was arrested after he was spotted outside the couple’s Montecito home in the middle of the night.
Kevin Garcia Valdovinos was reportedly ‘lurking’ outside the couple’s mansion at around 2am yesterday. The 29-year-old was arrested after security staff alerted local police, reports TMZ.
He was initially placed under citizens arrest at the entrance to the property by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s security team.
A suspect was arrested at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Montecito home and charged with stalking. https://t.co/7EpwWnLIvw— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 17, 2023
(via NBC News)