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Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle were reportedly involved in a “near catastrophic chase” with paparazzi in New York.
“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,” a spokesperson for the couple said. “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 chase happened after Meghan and Harry had attended an awards ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York on Tuesday – their first public appearance since the King’s coronation. Pictures that have appeared on social media have shown Harry, Meghan, and her mother, Doria Ragland, in a taxi. The Duchess of Sussex received a Woman of Vision award at the ceremony in New York as she encouraged women to fight for equality as she accepted the award at the Ms. Foundation for Women’s annual gala,” Sky News reported.
“It’s never too late to start,” she said at the event in New York. “You can be the visionary of your own life… There is still so much work to be done.”
Harry and Meghan stepped down from their royal roles in 2020 and moved to the United States partly because of what they described as intense media harassment.
Given the way Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana, was killed in a paparazzi chase the comparisons are chilling.
“Breaking on CNN right now A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan were involved in ‘near catastrophic car chase’ involving paparazzi in NY. You can’t see this and not think of what happened to Harry’s mom Princess Diana,” CNN anchor Sara Sidner said.
Breaking on CNN right now
A spokesperson for Prince Harry and Meghan were involved in “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi in NY.
You can’t see this and not think of what happened to Harry’s mom Princess Diana.
More details to come
— Sara Sidner (@sarasidnerCNN) May 17, 2023
Breaking: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have said that they were in a ‘near catastrophic car chase’ last night after being chased by paparazzi in New York.
Source: Talk TV pic.twitter.com/0i1dgiiHpk
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) May 17, 2023
In September, it was reported that Harry and Meghan did not get what they asked for from the late Queen Elizabeth II and then they rejected her “generous gesture.”
A new book, “The New Royals,” penned by Katie Nicholl, said that the couple wanted apartments in Windsor Castle but did not get them.
“When Harry and Meghan announced their wish to move out of Kensington Palace, the Queen offered them Frogmore Cottage in Windsor Great Park as their new home,” the book said, The Daily Mail reported.
“This was not the suite of apartments at Windsor Castle they had hoped for. It was a generous gesture nonetheless, recalled Lady Elizabeth Anson, who died in 2020,” the book said.
“‘The cottage was a big deal,’ she said. ‘The Queen’s entrance into the gardens is right next to their cottage. It is essentially her backyard, her solitude, and her privacy. She was giving that up in gifting Harry and Meghan Frogmore Cottage. We all thought it was very big of her. She said, ‘I hope they’ll respect it,’” it said.
“In April 2019, the couple finally moved in. Then, the following month, Buckingham Palace announced a still more significant departure: Harry and Meghan were moving their Royal Household – effectively their office – from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace,” it said.
The decision ended the teamwork of Prince William and Prince Harry and saddened the queen.
And when it came to Markle, the queen was stunned that she wore a white wedding dress after being divorced and chastised her for yelling at a kitchen worker.
“[Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding day was a great success, although the Queen had reservations about the pure white of Meghan’s Givenchy dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller.
“According to a source: ‘The Queen was surprised that Meghan wore pure white on her wedding day. Perhaps it’s a generational thing, but she believes if you’ve been married before, you wear off-white on your wedding day, which is what the Duchess of Cornwall did,’” the book said.