Further details are emerging about the purported car chase involving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle during their recent visit to New York City. An experienced security professional is now attributing the Manhattan traffic disruption on May 16 to the couple's security team, alleging reckless driving behavior, including venturing into oncoming traffic.
While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex have maintained they were involved in a high-speed chase that lasted over two hours, corroborating accounts from an eyewitness photographer suggest that their security detail took unnecessary risks. "They were heading east on 57th Street and came to a stop at a red light at 8th Avenue," the unnamed photographer relayed to a media outlet. "It's two lanes of traffic in each direction and they pulled out on to the opposite side of the road into oncoming traffic. But they got stuck in the middle of the road. It caused absolute chaos."
A second photographer at the scene offered a similar perspective, emphasizing, "Their driver was making it a catastrophic experience."
However, an NYPD officer provided a contrasting take on the event, dismissing it as an exaggeration. "Nothing happened. It's a bogus story," the unidentified officer said to a different news agency, adding, "Don't believe everything you read in the newspapers."
A representative for the Sussexes provided their account of the incident, describing a "relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours," which allegedly involved "multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers."
Yet, a later clarification from law enforcement painted a different picture. "On Tuesday evening, May 16, the NYPD assisted the private security team protecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There were numerous photographers that made their transport challenging," the NYPD's statement read. "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their destination and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests in regard."
The Sun gathered the accounts of the security expert and anonymous photographers who witnessed the unfolding event.