Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Involved in ‘Near Catastrophic’ Car Chase with Paparazzi
History seems to be repeating itself in a horrific way. News broke early Wednesday that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
History seems to be repeating itself in a horrific way.
News broke early Wednesday that Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were involved in a “near catastrophic” car chase with paparazzi in New York – in a terrifyingly eerie echo of how Harry’s mom, Princess Diana, lost her life in the 1990’s.
The incident happened late Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry attended the Women with Vision awards held by Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan received an award for her humanitarian efforts.
Pictures appeared on social media showing Harry, Meghan and her mom (Doria Ragland) in a taxi leaving the venue.
A spokesperson for the couple said in a statement, “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.”
Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic” car chase after being followed by paparazzi, their spokesperson has revealed.
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They added, “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 statement continues, “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 that is dangerous to all involved.”
The Mirror reports, “The couple say they accept a heightened level of attention when they are at public events, and say in this case they exited and entered the venue publicly, allowing photographers to get pictures.
The couple point out that the family was staying at a private residence and did not want to compromise the security of their friend’s home.
It is said that traffic violations included driving on the pavement and through red lights, reversing down a one-way street, illegally blocking a moving vehicle and driving while photographing and while on the phone; that while those involved were confronted by uniformed police multiple times, they continued the pursuit; and there is footage taken from security along with other evidence to support these allegations.”
Harry has been relentlessly drawing attention the media’s abuses of his and Meghan’s privacy and safety over the years, which has caused a rift with the royal family in London.
Recently, news broke that King Charles III was fed up with his Queen Consort Camilla’s beef with his youngest son Harry, and that she was furious at him for allowing Harry to attend the coronation earlier this month.
Rumors have followed Camilla for years, suggesting that she or the institution were somehow involved in the death of Harry’s mom, Diana, who died in 1997 in a car crash after being relentlessly pursued by paparazzi.
Rumors will certainly spring anew given Camilla’s known fury towards Harry and the eerie similarities between last night’s incident and what happened in 1997.
For now, the royal family will have to grapple with what their silence and coldness towards Harry has caused – and whether they’re happy to let history repeat itself or not.
Last night, when accepting the award, Markle said in her speech, “It’s never too late to start. You can be the visionary of your own life… There is still so much work to be done. I am a woman who remains inspired and driven by this organization.”
She added, “It allowed me to recognize that part of my greater value and purpose in life was to advocate for those who felt unheard, to stand up to injustice, and to not be afraid of saying what is true and what is just and what is right.”
Everything they went through last night backs up what Harry and Meghan have been saying for years – and likely dredged up more than a little trauma for Harry, who was 12 when his mother died.