Harry and Meghan criticised photographers (Yui Mok/PA) / PA Wire

Paparazzi driver says Harry and Meghan chase was ‘catastrophic experience’

A driver involved in the alleged high-speed car chase said he had hoped the pair would go to a restaurant.

By Jacob Phillips

Harry and Meghan criticised photographers (Yui Mok/PA) / PA Wire

A paparazzi driver reportedly involved in a high-speed New York car chase of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has said it was a “catastrophic experience”.

Harry and Meghan were followed by paparazzi after attending an awards ceremony with the duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, in New York on Tuesday, the couple’s spokesperson said.

Despite claims the three of them were subjected to a “relentless pursuit” involving half a dozen blacked-out vehicles, the paparazzi driver said they were driving slower than Harry and Meghan’s driver and “hoping to keep sight of them”.

Speaking anonymously to ITV’s Good Morning Britain on Thursday, the paparazzi driver said: “Last night after leaving the theatre, there were hopes from me and a few other photographers that maybe they would go to a restaurant.

I will make the point here from my own experience … the paparazzi, at best, can be talked to, but at worst they’re a nuisance.

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