After reports came out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were “extremely upset and shaken” after being in a ‘near catastrophic car chase’ for 2 hours involving the paparazzi in New York City Tuesday night, the pair have been mocked by conservative personalities like Megyn Kelly and Caitlyn Jenner.
Kelly, a former Fox News host and present podcaster, refused to believe that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex could be in a 2-hour long car chase in the Big Apple claiming that the traffic alone would make it impossible.
“I lived in Manhattan for 17 yrs & it is not possible to have a 2hr “car chase” there. Too many street lights/stop signs, too much foot/car traffic & hundreds of places you could safely pull over to protect yourself,” she wrote in a tweet, adding in a following one, “Also if they really want to avoid the paparazzi perhaps the Duchess should stop using them so obviously when she wants to see herself in the paper. The relationship can get complicated.”
To her tweet, Jenner, Kris Jenner’s former husband, replied, “I have been party to paps following me in NY (definitely not 2 hrs and plenty of evidence – kind of the point since they have cameras), LA (even in a city with lots of driving and long distances between destinations, not 2 hours, and AGAIN LOTS OF EVIDENCE) it comes with the territory. Whine whine whine is all these 2 seem to do.”
According to TMZ, The incident happened after Meghan was honored with an award at the Women of Vision Awards, held at the city’s Ziegfeld Ballroom. Prince Harry and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, was also in attendance at the event. The trio left and got into an SUV and were given police protection but that is when the chase ensued.
A spokesperson for the couple said: “Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Ms. Ragland were involved in a near catastrophic car chase at the hands of a ring of highly aggressive paparazzi. This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers.”
The statement also added that the couple understands that “being a public figure comes with a level of interest from the public, it should never come at the cost of anyone’s safety. Dissemination of these images, given the ways in which they were obtained, encourages a highly intrusive practice that is dangerous to all in involved.”
Fans of the royal family would know that Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana was killed in a 1997 crash after paparazzi chased her car in Paris.