New York City Mayor Eric Adams condemned the “irresponsible” behaviour of the paparazzi. Shortly after Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and her mother Doria Ragland were involved in a car chase.
Eric Adams is commenting on the latest automobile chase involving Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and her mother, Doria Ragland.
According to a spokeswoman for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, the trio experienced a near catastrophic car chase" with highly aggressive paparazzi shortly after attending a banquet on May 16. The mayor of New York City has already released a statement regarding the terrifying incident.
Public safety must always be at the forefront, Adams told reporters on May 16. According to the briefing I received, two of our officers could have been injured. Small communities do not compare to New York City. You shouldn't be speeding anyplace, yet this is a heavily packed city.
I don't think many of us don't recall how his mom died, the lawmaker said, referring to the 1997 automobile tragedy involving Harry's mother, Princess Diana. As a result, I believe we must be incredibly responsible. That struck me as rash and irresponsible.
Adams went on to emphasize the geographical issues that may have compounded the case.
We have a lot of traffic, a lot of movement, and a lot of people are using our streets, he remarked. Any time of high-speed chase involving something of that nature is inappropriate. Police do it in restricted cases when going after violent people. But doing it only to obtain the correct shot might turn out to be. A location where people are really wounded. In a statement confirming the event, Harry and Meghan's spokesman claimed the relentless pursuit of the couple and Ragland lasted "over two hours, adding that the incident resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians, and two NYPD officers.
Authorities also addressed the situation, with the city’s Deputy Commissioner of Public Information telling E! News in a statement; on Wednesday evening, May 16, the NYPD assisted the private security team protecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Numerous photographers made their transportation difficult, the statement said. “The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their destination with no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests.”