Picture company pushes again on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's claims of an intense paparazzi automobile chase

  • A photograph company has pushed again on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s papparazzi automobile chase claims.
  • Backgrid USA mentioned that its freelance photographers say there have been “no near-collisions or near-crashes.”
  • A rep for the royal couple had alleged they have been concerned in a “near-catastrophic automobile chase” in Manhattan.

A celeb photograph company has pushed again on Prince Harry and his spouse Meghan Markle’s claims that they have been concerned in a wild New York Metropolis automobile chase by paparazzi, saying that its freelance photographers reported again there have been “no near-collisions or near-crashes.”

The royal couple’s spokesperson mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday that Harry, Meghan and Meghan’s mother, Doria Ragland, have been concerned in a two-hour “near-catastrophic automobile chase by the hands of a hoop of extremely aggressive paparazzi” on Tuesday evening after they attended a charity occasion in Manhattan. 

However photograph company Backgrid USA mentioned in an announcement to Leisure Tonight that it had freelance photographers “masking the couple’s keep in New York Metropolis, together with the potential of a dinner” after the Girls of Imaginative and prescient award ceremony on the The Ziegfeld Theatre.

The photographers, the corporate mentioned, “had no intention of inflicting any misery or hurt, as their solely software was their cameras.”

Backgrid USA added, “The photographers have reported feeling that the couple was not in quick hazard at any level.”

“At Backgrid USA Inc., we worth transparency and ethics in journalism, which embody offering truthful and factual responses to claims. We’re conscious of Prince Harry’s assertion concerning an alleged ‘close to catastrophic automobile chase’ involving himself, Meghan Markle, and her mom, in New York Metropolis on Tuesday evening,” the photograph company mentioned. 

It continued, “We need to make clear that we’ve got obtained images and movies of final evening’s occasions from 4 freelance photographers, three of whom have been in automobiles and one among whom was driving a bicycle. It is very important observe that these photographers have knowledgeable duty to cowl newsworthy occasions and personalities, together with public figures comparable to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.”

The photograph company additionally mentioned that the freelance photographers alleged that “one of many 4 SUVs from Prince Harry’s safety escort was driving in a way that could possibly be perceived as reckless. The automobile was seen blockading streets, and in a single video, it’s proven being pulled over by the police.”

A photographer who was concerned informed Good Morning Britain that it was the royal couple’s driver who was inflicting the chaos.

Reps for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark by Insider on Thursday. 

A spokesperson for the New York Police Division informed Insider in an announcement that there have been “no collisions, summonses, accidents or arrests in regard” to the Tuesday evening incident.