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NYPD addresses ‘near catastrophic’ paparazzi car chase with Duke and Duchess

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex with Doria Ragland, the Duchess's mother, at a gala in New York on Tuesday night CREDIT: Kevin Mazur/Getty

Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving the paparazzi that lasted for more than two hours, a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex said on Wednesday.

It occurred after the couple had attended an awards ceremony held in New York by the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work.

“Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms Ragland were involved in a near catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi,” the 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 (New York Police Department) officers.”

The New York Police Department (NYPD) confirmed that “numerous photographers” made the couple’s transport “challenging”, but said there were no collisions, injuries or arrests

As the late Queen once stated in relation to Harry & Megan, 'recollections may vary' and I think this is certainly the case following the chaos surrounding them in New York last night.


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