No statement has yet been made by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in regards to the pursuit of their car through the streets of New York by a group of photographers. This incident immediately brings back memories of the tragic fate of Lady Diana, who was trying to escape paparazzi when she met her end. The couple and her mother, Doria Ragland, left the Women of Vision Awards ceremony, where Meghan was being honored for her commitment to women and rights, at around 10 pm. They had first taken an SUV and then a taxi in an attempt to be less recognizable, but it was to no avail. A source close to the family reported that they were “terrified” during this “terrible experience” and are still “very disturbed.” As per the initial reconstructions, the couple was followed by twelve photographers for more than two hours, resulting in multiple collisions involving other drivers, pedestrians, and two policemen. It was noted that although being a public figure involves some level of attention from the public, it should never come at the expense of anyone’s safety. The Lady Diana’s case is a reminder of this. The New York police, however, downplayed the incident with an official statement saying that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex had arrived at their destination without any reported collisions, injuries or arrests. Buckingham Palace has yet to comment on the matter, as they prefer to keep their distance from Harry and Meghan for the time being. To stay up to date on royals, celebrities, shows and all the news, subscribe to our newsletters.
Lady Diana’s Sons-in-Law Harry and Meghan Frightened and Disturbed by Paparazzi