Harry and Meghan demand photo agency record ‘near death’ car chase.
#Harry #Meghan #demand #Photo #agency #record #death #car #chase Harry and Meghan demand Photo agency record ‘near death’ car chase.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Have demanded that ThePhoto agency hand over footage captured by The paparazzi after their “nearly catastrophic car chase” on Tuesday night.
According to TMZthe Fighting royals — who were In New York on The night of The alleged chase — said They needed The footage to improve their safety.
“We hereby request that Backgrid immediately provide us With copies of all Photos, videos and/or videos taken last night by independent photographers after The couple left The event and for The next few hours,” their lawyers wrote In a letter to The agency.
However, Backgrid’s lawyers countered With a malicious letter of their own: “In America, as I’m sure you know, property belongs to its owner: third parties can’t simply demand that it be handed over to them, as perhaps kings can.”
“Perhaps you should sit down With your client and advise him that His English rules regarding The royal prerogatives requiring citizens to hand over their property to The Crown were long ago repudiated by this country. We stand With our founding fathers.”
Not only did Backgrind refuse to hand over The footage, it also previously denied The royals’ claims.
“According to current photographers, there were No collisions or accidents during this incident,” Backgrid USA said In a Page Six statement on Wednesday. “Photographers reported that at No point were The couple In imminent danger.”
The agency denied claims that The couple were being pursued by “very aggressive paparazzi”, claiming that The photographers They hired had No intention “to cause any suffering or harm because their only tools were cameras”.
“It should be noted that these photographers Have a professional duty to cover newsworthy events and personalities, including public figures such as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle,” The agency added, before noting that it values ”transparency and ethics” In journalism, including “providing fair and factual responses to claims.”
Nevertheless, The company said it would continue to investigate The incident.
Page Six reported on Wednesday that Harry, 38, Markle, and Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, were “extremely upset and shaken” after being chased for two hours In what could Have been an “almost catastrophic” incident.
After The 41-year-old “Suits” graduate received The award at The 2023 Women of Vision ceremony, The trio boarded The SUV around 10 p.m. They claimed that over 10 photographers immediately followed them.
After being unable to shake off The mush, The couple, as well as Ragland and their bodyguards, jumped into a yellow taxi In an attempt to escape.
A source claimed that one photographer hit a car and another nearly ran over an NYPD officer during a “near-fatal” chase.
“Last night, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex and Mrs Ragland were involved In a near-disastrous car chase led by a group of very aggressive paparazzi,” a Sussex representative added In a statement to Page Six.
“This relentless chase, lasting More than two hours, resulted In numerous dangerous collisions With other drivers on The road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers. While being a public figure comes With some public attention, it should never be at The expense of someone’s safety.”
However, after their allegations, eyewitnesses claimed that The couple exaggerated The incident.
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Have arrived at their destination and No collisions, calls, injuries or arrests Have been reported,” The New York City Police Department said In a statement on Wednesday, referring to The allegations.
The NYPD added that it was “assisting” a private security team to keep members of The royal family safe.
A high-ranking police source told ThePost that No emergency calls were made to report The chase and that The NYPD only had one car investigating The situation.
“[The chase] it was definitely Not two hoursadded The police informant.
Mayor Eric Adams later confirmed that, according to The briefing he received, two NYPD officers “may Have been injured.”
“I don’t think there are many of us who don’t remember how it happened [Harry’s mom, Princess Diana] He died. It would be terrible to lose innocent witnesses In a chase like this [for] something happened to them too,” Adams said, referring to The late Princess of Wales, who died In a 1997 car crash In Paris involving The paparazzi.
Despite The eerie similarities to Diana’s cause of death, members of The royal family HaveNot checked on Harry and Markle since The incident.
A source told Page Six that neither King Charles III and Queen Camilla nor Prince William and Kate Middleton had contacted The Sussexes.
Representatives for Harry and Markle did Not immediately respond to Page Six’s requests for comment.