New York City’s Democratic Mayor, Eric Adams, expressed doubt regarding the reported two-hour car chase involving the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Adams found it “hard to believe” such a lengthy high-speed pursuit had taken place on Tuesday when news of the incident emerged.
NYC Mayor Eric Adams casts doubt on Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s story:
“I would find it hard to believe that there was a two-hour high speed chase.”pic.twitter.com/W3OHK5dHWR
— Oli London (@OliLondonTV) May 17, 2023
While the exact duration of the chase remained unclear, Mayor Adams reiterated his skepticism. He questioned the plausibility of a two-hour chase and expressed reservations about the circumstances surrounding the reported event.
On Wednesday, a spokesperson representing Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, along with Markle’s mother, disclosed details of a “near catastrophic car chase” involving the couple and aggressive paparazzi in New York. According to the spokesperson, the “relentless pursuit” endured for over two hours on Tuesday.
However, the New York Police Department (NYPD) released a statement indicating no collisions, injuries, summonses, or arrests were reported. The NYPD clarified their role in assisting the private security team responsible for safeguarding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The announcement acknowledged the challenges faced by the couple’s transport due to numerous photographers present, but it also confirmed Prince Harry and Meghan Markle safely reached their destination without any untoward incidents.
Taxi driver Sukhcharn Singh, who claimed to have picked up the couple following their event on Tuesday night, differed in his assessment of the incident. Singh, in an interview with the Washington Post, downplayed the severity of the situation, stating that he would not characterize it as a “chase.”
He estimated the trip to have lasted approximately ten minutes, emphasizing that he never felt endangered. As investigations into the reported car chase continue, it becomes evident the Duke and Duchess of Sussexs’ portrayal of the “car chase” was an exaggerated account crafted to garner attention.
By sensationalizing the events and embellishing the details, the couple sought to captivate their audience by creating a false sense of danger. However, it is crucial to exercise critical thinking and approach such stories with skepticism, as they may be tailored for personal gain rather than an accurate reflection of reality.
According to reports, the Royal Family allegedly did not make any effort to contact the Duke and Duchess, and declined to provide any comments regarding the incident.