Prince Harry, Meghan Markle ‘Demand’ Photos From Car Chase

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Shortly after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle had been concerned in a two-hour automotive chase all through New York Metropolis, they requested any photographs taken throughout the ordeal.

Backgrid, an leisure picture company, informed the BBC on Friday, Could 19, that they obtained a letter from the Sussexes relating to the photographs taken on the scene of the incident.

“We hereby demand that Backgrid instantly present us with copies of all photographs, movies, and/or movies taken final night time by the freelance photographers after the couple left their occasion and over the following a number of hours,” the couple allegedly penned of their request, per BBC. (Us Weekly has reached out to Harry, 38, and Meghan, 41, for remark.)

Backgrid informed the information outlet in an announcement that they’d rejected the demand, sharing the authorized response they despatched again. Their message learn: “In America, as I’m positive you already know, property belongs to the proprietor of it: Third events can’t simply demand it’s given to them, as maybe Kings can do. … Maybe you need to sit down together with your consumer and advise them that his English guidelines of royal prerogative to demand that the citizenry hand over their property to the Crown had been rejected by this nation way back. We stand by our founding fathers.”

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in addition to Meghan’s mom, Doria Ragland, had been adopted by 12 “extremely aggressive” photographers for over two hours after they left the 2023 Ladies of Imaginative and prescient Awards on Tuesday, Could 16.

“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in a number of near-collisions involving different drivers on the highway, pedestrians and two NYPD officers,” the duo’s spokesperson stated on the time. “Whereas being a public determine comes with a degree of curiosity from the general public, it ought to by no means come at the price of anybody’s security. Dissemination of those pictures, given the methods through which they had been obtained, encourages a extremely intrusive apply that’s harmful to all concerned.”

A supply later informed Us that the trio, who had traveled from California for the Manhattan occasion, had been “terrified all through the entire ordeal” and are “nonetheless very upset.”

The Archewell cofounders’ safety element later recounted the “very chaotic” scene, noting that it may have been deadly.

“I’ve by no means seen [or] skilled something like this. What we had been coping with was very chaotic. There have been a couple of dozen automobiles: vehicles, scooters and bicycles,” Chris Sanchez informed CNN on Wednesday, Could 17. “The general public had been in jeopardy at a number of factors. … They had been leaping curbs and purple lights. At one level they blocked the limousine [carrying the couple] and began taking photos till we had been in a position to get out.”

The New York Police Division, nonetheless, denied that there have been any collisions throughout the Tuesday incident.

“The NYPD assisted the personal safety workforce defending the Duke and Duchess of Sussex,” an announcement learn on the time. “There have been quite a few photographers that made their transport difficult. There have been no reported collisions, summonses, accidents or arrests in regard.”

Harry and Meghan had hopped in driver Sukhcharn Singh‘s taxi after their safety workforce flagged him down after the ceremony. Singh, for his half, informed BBC Information that he thought they’d “exaggerated” the account.

“They appeared nervous, I feel they had been being chased the entire day or one thing. They had been fairly nervous, however the safety guard, he was on it,” Singh stated earlier than questioning the claims that the scenario was harmful. “I don’t assume that’s true, I feel that’s all exaggerated and stuff like that. Don’t learn an excessive amount of into that. New York Metropolis’s the most secure place to be. There’s police stations, cops on each nook, there’s no purpose to be afraid in New York.”

Harry and Meghan — who’re celebrating their fifth marriage ceremony anniversary on Friday — haven’t additional addressed the automotive chase.