The Sussexes Are "Very Upset" Following Paparazzi Car Chase in New York City
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were involved in a terrifying car chase with paparazzi in New York City on Tuesday night, leaving them understandably shaken. A source tells Us Weekly that the couple—who were traveling with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland at the time—were "terrified throughout the whole ordeal,” and that "everyone is still very upset.”
The source adds that the Sussexes and Doria were “frighteningly pursued” by 12 photographers after departing the 2023 Women of Vision Awards, where Meghan had been honored by Gloria Steinem.
The Sussexes' spokesperson initially confirmed the scary incident in a statement on Wednesday morning:
"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 statement read. "This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers. 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. Dissemination of these images, given the ways in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice which is dangerous to all involved."
Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace has declined to comment (as in, they told Us Weekly “this is not something we’re commenting on"), and the royals reportedly haven't reached out to Meghan and Harry to check in on how they're doing. Details below:
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