Harry and Meghan’s taxi driver throughout paparazzi “automotive chase” says couple “regarded very nervous”

Harry and Meghan’s taxi driver throughout paparazzi “automotive chase” says couple “regarded very nervous”

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle “regarded very nervous” whereas attempting to shake off photographers in New York City on Tuesday night time, in response to Sukhcharn Singh, a taxi driver who gave them a experience.  

“Meghan was scared, Harry was nervous,” Singh stated.  

The couple claims they had been in a “close to catastrophic automotive chase” — a “relentless pursuit” that lasted over two hours “by the hands of a hoop of extremely aggressive paparazzi.”  

Law enforcement sources informed CBS News the couple left the Ms. Foundation Women of Vision Awards on the Ziegfeld Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan at roughly 10 p.m. Concerned the paparazzi may comply with them to the place they had been staying, they circled Midtown for over an hour accompanied by personal safety and the NYPD.  

Singh recalled seeing three individuals — the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland — exiting a black SUV after which hopping into his yellow taxi. They had been trying to lose the photographers.

“Paparazzi simply got here out of nowhere, taking photos, standing in entrance of the cab and all that,” Singh stated.    

Singh stated that after 10 to fifteen minutes, the couple requested him to drop them at a police station, the place they had been capable of swap automobiles and drive residence.

No one was harm, and police informed CBS News the encounter was not as critical as Harry and Meghan made it sound. 

The NYPD reported no collisions, summonses, accidents or arrests in relation to the incident. They are at the moment investigating the matter and regulation enforcement sources informed CBS News the couple was not in peril in the course of the ordeal. However, there was a second when two NYPD officers may have been injured.

Harry’s mom, Princess Diana, died in a tragic automotive crash in 1997 as paparazzi chased a automotive carrying her and her boyfriend, Dodi Al Fayed, by way of the streets of Paris. 

Prince Harry has voiced his issues relating to the opportunity of related incidents impacting his household. In a 2021 interview with Oprah Winfrey, he expressed his fears, stating, “My largest concern was historical past repeating itself. … And when I’m speaking about historical past repeating itself, I’m speaking about my, my mom.” 

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