On Tuesday night in New York City, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were involved in a near-catastrophic paparazzi chase, eerily similar to the car chase that resulted in Princess Diana’s death, and now social media users are accusing Meghan Markle of attempting to capitalize on Princess Diana’s death.

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Princess Diana was killed in a car accident on August 31, 1997, in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris while the driver evaded paparazzi.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were pursued by reporters in dark cars after leaving the Ziegfeld Theater in Manhattan, where the former actress had been honored by Gloria Steinem at the Women of Vision Awards. The pair was traveling with Ragland, Markle’s mother.

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Twelve paparazzi allegedly followed the trio as they left the event in an SUV at around 10 p.m.

One cameraman hit a car during the “near-fatal” chase, and another came perilously close to running over an NYPD officer, a source said. While riding in the taxi, Harry captured the following altercation on video.

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According to Page Six, when police officers in uniform approached, the paparazzi ignored their warnings and continued to pursue the group.

Page Six calls the incident “absolutely shocking” and asserts that Ragland, 66, was particularly “terrified” by it. Meghan’s mother and her husband are still in New York City after the terrible occurrence.

A situation occurred while Harry was engaged in a legal battle with the UK government over security for him and his family, just hours after Harry learned that the UK police are not available for hire.

The idea that affluent people would be able to pay for his police protection would place them in a situation where they could “buy” Protective Security from specialist police officers, according to the UK Home Office.