He prince harry and his wife, meghan markle They were involved in “almost devastating” harassment in New York this Tuesday, a spokesperson for the couple said in a statement.
The “relentless chase”, which lasted two hours and in which they were close to colliding with other vehicles, pedestrians and even police officers, took place after the Duke attended an awards ceremony, the day before the coronation of Carlos III. their first public appearance after which Markle was not present.
“While there is some level of public interest in being a public figure, it should never come at the cost of anyone’s safety,” the spokesperson said in a statement quoted by the media.
“The dissemination of these images, in the manner in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all involved.”
Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also in the car, according to a statement from the spokesperson.
Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, speaks at the Foundation’s Women of Vision Award ceremony.
A police source quoted by CNN confirmed that the couple was followed by hordes of paparazzi in cars, motorcycles and scooters.
In addition, a police escort accompanying him in another car had to perform various maneuvers to avoid the paparazzi.
The same source confirms that there were several moments in which the crash was supposed to happen but did not.
The couple’s complaint recalls the accident in which Harry’s mother, Lady Di, was killed when she was followed by paparazzi through the streets of Paris in 1997.
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Harry and Meghan’s security has been an issue since the British government took away their security when they moved to California in 2020. The case is part of his three cases against the tabloid press.
The harassment they now condemn happened on the same day a lawyer for Harry argued in a London court that he should be able to challenge the government’s decision that he should pay police for his own protection in the UK. deprives of the right to do so.
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harry has argued His safety was “compromised due to the absence of police protection” during a brief visit to the UK in July 2021 When his car was followed by photographers as he was leaving a charity event.
The couple has said that they are paying for their own security after former President Donald Trump said the US government would not pay for their security.
Megan was at the Miss Foundation Women of Vision Awards ceremony in New York, where she said the organization is an inspiration to her.
“It allowed me to recognize that part of my greatest value and purpose in life was standing up for those who didn’t feel felt, standing up for injustice, and fighting for what is true, what is fair, and what is right.” Ain’t afraid to speak it.”, said.