Harry and Meghan news – live: Duke and Duchess of Sussex in near ‘catastrophic’ paparazzi car chase

 (Getty/Ms. Foundation for Women)
(Getty/Ms. Foundation for Women)

Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi photographers, a spokesperson for the Duke of Sussex said on Wednesday.

It occurred after the couple had attended an awards ceremony held in New York by the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work.

“Last night, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms Ragland were involved in a near catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi,” the spokesperson said in a statement.

“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers.”

Harry has long spoken out about his anger about press intrusion which he blames for the death of his mother Princess Diana, who was killed when her limousine crashed as it sped away from chasing paparazzi in Paris.

Harry and Meghan in ‘near catastrophic car chase’ involving paparazzi

15:53 , Joe Middleton

Prince Harry, his wife Meghan and her mother were involved in a “near catastrophic car chase” involving paparazzi photographers that lasted over two hours, a spokesperson for the prince said on Wednesday.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were followed by half a dozen vehicles after attending a charity awards ceremony by the Ms. Foundation for Women, where Meghan was honoured for her work, on Tuesday evening.

Harry and Meghan in ‘near catastrophic car chase’ involving paparazzi