UPDATE: Harry, Meghan, and the Paparazzi | Conflicting Information


So far, no video, or image proof of the car chase

He also explained that the couple had switched cars “more than once” during the incident.

“We want to clarify that we have received photos and videos of last night’s events from four freelance photographers

CNN has made a decision, like many other media outlets, not to publish any photographs taken once the couple left the engagement at the Ziegfeld Ballroom.

One other notable element is the silence from his family. Both Buckingham Palace, home of the King, and Kensington Palace, where the Prince of Wales is based, declined to comment on the story.

Harry and Meghan reportedly entered and exited the Ziegfeld Ballroom venue publicly so that paparazzi could take photos there. The couple boarded a black SUV in front of crowds of pedestrians and photographers, the Associated Press reported. At one point, however, their departure from the event involved them ditching the SUV for a yellow New York taxi.

Two law enforcement sources told WNBC-TV in New York on Wednesday that Harry and Meghan left the New York theater around 10 p.m. with private security and were driven around the city for a little over an hour with a police escort.

Conflicting accounts have emerged of a paparazzi car chase involving Harry and Meghan. The Sussexes claim to have been in a “near-catastrophic” two-hour car chase, while NYPD have reported no collisions or injuries. North America Correspondent Jade MacMillan spoke to News Breakfast. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, were trailed in their car by photographers as they left a New York City charity event on Tuesday night, local time, briefly taking refuge at a police station before being whisked away in a yellow cab. After an award ceremony in Manhattan, Harry and Meghan’s vehicle was followed by photographers in a scene that their office said “resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers”. The couple’s office called the incident a “near catastrophic car chase”.

Video shows cops turning right | Harry and Meghan turning left

They were then driven to a police precinct station, where they stayed briefly to get into a different car, then left without being followed. Footage obtained by TMZ showed them riding in the back seat of a taxi at one point and reported that one of the pursuit cars went the wrong way on a one-way street, with the Harry and Meghan’s vehicle hitting a speed of 80 miles per hour on the FDR Drive highway in Manhattan.

AP identified the driver as Sukhcharn Singh, who recognized the prince and former actor, and said that paparazzi “were following us the whole time.”

“They had this look on their faces,” Singh told AP. “All of a sudden paparazzi came out and started taking pictures.” He told “Talk TV” that he was involved for about 10 minutes of the alleged two-hour ordeal.

The chase allegedly included a half-a-dozen blacked-out vehicles and resulted in several traffic violations, such as driving on the sidewalk, running red lights, reversing down a one-way street, driving while on the phone and photographing and illegally blocking a moving vehicle.

Chris Sanchez, a member of the security team protecting the couple, described a chaotic chase Wednesday when interviewed by CNN, adding that it “could have been fatal” and that “the public were in jeopardy at several points.”


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