Friday, December 8, 2023

Taxi driver who drove Prince Harry to WP: “I wouldn’t call it a chase”


Prince Harry and his wife, Duchess Meghan, were followed by paparazzi in New York on Tuesday, Harry’s rep said. The taxi driver who took the couple told The Washington Post that he did not consider the situation dangerous.

Harry’s representative told Reuters news agency on Wednesday that Prince Harry, his wife Duchess Meghan and their mother Doria Ragland were involved in an “almost devastating chase”. According to the rep, the trio was followed in New York on Tuesday by “a group of very aggressive paparazzi” and onlookers were put at risk in the “unbridled chase.”

On the other hand, the taxi driver who drives the party in New York does not find the situation so dramatic.

The Washington Post interviewed the couple, Ragland and their security guard, Sukhcharan Singh, who drove them on Tuesday.

According to Singh, it is true that after Singh picked up the group at the Upper East Side police station, they were followed in traffic. Two cars tried to drive up next to the taxi, and people in the cars took pictures.

“But at no point did I feel like I was in danger. It was not like a chase in a movie,” Singh told WP.

According to Singh, Harry and Meghan’s security guards became concerned about the paparazzi and asked Singh to return to the police station after driving for a few minutes. So he sent the party back to the place where he had picked them up.

Singh said he was under the impression that the paparazzi were following Harry and Meghan’s entourage even before they took off.

Singh says Harry and Meghan were calm and “seemed scared” during the taxi ride.

“But it’s just New York — it’s safe.”

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry photographed in September 2021 in New York.

Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry photographed in September 2021 in New York. Photo: Andrew Kelly / Reuters

New York police were helping Harry and Meghan’s private security team on Tuesday night.

According to the police, the couple reached their destination even though the cameraman made the journey “challenging”.

However, according to the police, no accident has been reported and no one has been injured. A police spokesman said no one had been arrested in connection with the incidents.

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