A bridge far away. prince harry And meghan markle have been “shocked” by the reaction to their terrifying car chase experience, a source exclusively reveals in the new issue us weekly,
The insider adds, “They insist that their account of the car chase was not exaggerated at all, and for people to say otherwise is very hurtful and out of line.”
Despite facing backlash over their version of events, Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, refused to remain silent. “As far as being out of sight and being afraid to show your face, that’s not going to happen,” the source added. We, ,[This has] Just strengthened their resolve to stand up for themselves and speak up when they feel wronged.”
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were followed by “extremely aggressive” paparazzi in New York City after leaving the 2023 Women of Vision Awards on May 16. drivers, pedestrians and two NYPD officers on the road,” a spokesperson for the couple – who was traveling with Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland – claimed on 17 May.
Describing the incident as “almost catastrophic”, the representative continued: “Being a public figure comes with a level of interest from the public, this should never come at the expense of anyone’s safety. These images The dissemination, given the manner in which they were received, encourages an overly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all involved.
Whereas chris sanchez – a member of the pair’s security detail – claimed to CNN that the ordeal “could have been fatal”, with a statement from the NYPD clarifying that Harry and Meghan were still able to reach their destination safely.
“There were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries or arrests in this regard,” the department said.
Shortly after the sticky situation made headlines, Whoopi Goldberg played during an episode of SceneArguing that busy Manhattan traffic makes the Archwell cofounders’ perspective hard to believe.
“I think his spokesperson referred to something that you would typically refer to in Los Angeles. Where you chase, you move at high speed,” the EGOT winner, 67, said on Thursday, May 18. You know, you’re watching on TV… just watching the cars go by… because that doesn’t work in New York.
cohost joy spring agreed, teasing, “Sometimes I’m in town and I hear an ambulance trying to go by and I’m like, ‘That person’s dead.'”
Sunny HostinIt did, however, encourage his fellow panellists to consider how different the experience would have been for Harry, who lost his mother, Princess Diana, in a fatal car crash in Paris in 1997. Said.
The former military pilot has been candid over the years about his handling of Diana’s death. Harry was 12 at the time of the collision – which was brought on by constant paparazzi.
“For a long time, I refused to believe that she was gone. Part of [it was] She would never do this to us. but also, perhaps part of [felt like] It’s all part of a plan,” the Excessive the author confessed during a 60 minutes interview in January “for once [I believed she was alive] Then she would call us, and we would go and meet her.”
Harry spent “several years” wondering whether Diana would come out of hiding before accepting her death. He said, ‘I had high hopes.
A source exclusively revealed that after his own encounter with the photographers We He said Harry and his wife – who share son Archie, 4, and daughter Lilibet, 23 months – were “horrified throughout the ordeal.” Meanwhile, Buckingham Palace declined to comment on the incident.
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