prince harry and Meghan Markle “seemed very nervous” while trying to get rid of the photographers in New York City on Tuesday night, according to Sukhcharn Singh, a taxi driver who took them.
“Meghan was scared, Harry was nervous,” Singh said.
The couple claims they were in a “nearly catastrophic car chase,” a “relentless chase” that lasted for more than two hours “at the hands of a group of highly aggressive paparazzi.”
Law enforcement sources told CBS News that the couple left the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan at approximately 10 p.m. security and the NYPD.
Singh recalled seeing three people, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, get out of a black van and then get into their yellow cab. They were trying to lose the photographers.
“The paparazzi appeared out of nowhere, taking photos, standing in front of the taxi and all that,” Singh said.
Singh said that after 10 to 15 minutes, the couple asked him to drop them off at a police station, where they could change vehicles and drive home.
No one was hurt and police told CBS News the encounter was not as serious as Harry and Meghan made it out to be.
The NYPD reported no collisions, citations, injuries or arrests in connection with the incident. They are currently looking into the matter, and law enforcement sources told CBS News that the couple were not in any danger during the ordeal. However, there was a time when two NYPD officers could have been injured.
of Harry mother, Princess DianaShe died in a tragic car accident in 1997 when paparazzi were chasing a car carrying her and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, through the streets of Paris.
Prince Harry has expressed concern that similar incidents could affect his family. In a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, she expressed her fears, saying, “My biggest worry was that history would repeat itself… And when I talk about history repeating itself, I’m talking about me, my mother.”