Prince Harry and Meghan Markle found themselves in the midst of a controversial car chase after attending an awards gala in New York City. The couple claimed that they were pursued by aggressive paparazzi for nearly two hours, evoking memories of Princess Diana’s tragic death. They described the experience as “near-catastrophic” and expressed their shaken state.
However, the validity of their account came into question as others shared their perspectives. A paparazzi driver blamed the couple’s own driver for making the situation worse by driving significantly slower than necessary. Witnesses accused the Duke and Duchess’ security team of mocking and provoking the paparazzi, while another witness claimed the security team behaved recklessly, attempting to block streets during the chase.
Even the taxi driver who picked up Harry and Meghan at a police station disputed their narrative, stating that they seemed scared but were not in any actual danger. The driver only transported them for a short distance before returning to the station. Despite these conflicting accounts, some witnesses supported the couple’s claims, pointing out the aggressive behavior of certain paparazzi members.
The incident drew attention and condemnation from Mayor Eric Adams, who criticized the car chase as reckless and irresponsible. He expressed concern for the safety of everyone involved, including two police officers who were nearly injured during the incident. The New York Police Department confirmed the presence of paparazzi drivers complicating the couple’s travel but stated that no accidents, injuries, or arrests occurred.
As the conflicting testimonies continue to unfold, it becomes evident that there are multiple sides to the story. The incident highlights the ongoing debate surrounding privacy and media intrusion, drawing parallels to the tragic events that unfolded during Princess Diana’s life.