Conflicting Accounts Emerge on Prince Harry and Meghan's Alleged Paparazzi Car Chase in NYC
Written by: Sam Orlando
New York, NY - A taxi driver who had Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in his back seat during an alleged "near-catastrophic" car chase involving paparazzi in New York City is providing a different account of the events from what the couple's spokesperson described.
According to Harry and Meghan, they were involved in a frightening car chase in New York City that reminded many of Princess Diana's tragic death in a similar incident in Paris in 1997. The chase reportedly took place on Tuesday night after the couple left an event at the Ziegfeld Ballroom, where Meghan was being honored with an award.
Taxi driver Sunny Singh said he picked up the couple near East 67th and Park Avenue. "I was crossing 67th Street and the security guard hailed me. And the next thing you know Prince Harry and his wife were hopping into my cab," Singh recounted. He described the couple as nervous and said they asked him to circle back to the precinct after encountering paparazzi.
A spokesperson for Harry and Meghan described the chase as a "relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulting in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers." The couple's statement also claimed people were driving on sidewalks and running red lights.
Singh, however, disputed the severity of the incident. "Oh, I don't think that's true. I think that's all you know, exaggerated and stuff like that," he said. "No, that must have happened earlier, if they were being chased before on like 57th like Mayor Adams was saying, but not with me."
When asked if the paparazzi were aggressive during the time Harry and Meghan were in his cab, Singh replied, "No, no, no, no. They were behind us. I mean, they stayed on top of us, that was pretty much it. There was nothing more. You know, they kept their distance. They're just journalists just like everybody else trying to get pictures, trying to make a quick buck."
NYPD officials are promising to further investigate the incident, including reviewing available traffic and security camera footage.