Meghan Markle and Prince Harry were involved in a frightening car chase with aggressive paparazzi in New York City, according to a spokesperson.
The incident occurred as the couple, along with Meghan’s mother, were leaving a charity gala at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown.
The paparazzi pursued them, leading to collisions with other drivers and pedestrians.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex had attended the organization’s annual gala, where Meghan received an award and appeared on stage with Gloria Steinem, the founder of the organization.
Meghan’s mother was also present in the car during the chase.
A spokesperson for Prince Harry stated that the paparazzi were driving aggressively, including driving on the sidewalk and running red lights.
Police officers reportedly witnessed photographers in cars, motorcycles, and scooters chasing the royal couple.
The officers followed the royals’ car to the Brooklyn Bridge site, where they alerted Mayor Adams.
Mayor Adams expressed concern about high-speed chases in the city, emphasizing the importance of public safety and avoiding a tragic incident like the death of Princess Diana in 1997, who died in a car crash while being chased by paparazzi in Paris.
As of now, no arrests have been made in relation to the car chase.
The NYPD is reviewing surveillance video from the area to gather more information about the incident.
This incident comes just a week and a half after King Charles II’s recent announcement, though it is unclear if there is any direct connection between the two events.