On Wednesday, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan had a “near-catastrophic car chase” with paparazzi. According to Meghan and Harry, it was the paparazzi’s fault, and they plan to hold them accountable.
But now the NYC police are saying something different. Media Take Out learned that police have spoken to the NY Post, and they are blaming the whole incident on Meghan and Harry.
The article claims that the incident happened because the royal couple was too cheap to pay for a hotel.
The NY Post’s Page Six is reporting that Meg and Harry demanded the Carlyle — one of the most luxurious hotels in the city — give them a discounted room for their New York City visit this week.
According to law enforcement sources, staff at the Carlyle refused to offer any discount, so the royal couple instead stayed at a friend’s house on the Upper East Side.
And that’s where things went wrong. Here’s more from the NY Post’s Page Six:
But when the paparazzi began following them Tuesday night from the Ziegfeld Theater — in what their spokesperson claimed was a “relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours” — the duo didn’t want to lead the photographers back to their friend’s home and reveal where they were staying.
A New York City law enforcement source told Page Six: “They should have just gotten a hotel for the safety of everyone. Instead, they were cheap and wanted a free place to stay.”
According to the source, “Harry and Meghan’s people called the Carlyle ahead of the trip and asked for a discounted room, and the hotel said no.
“If they had just paid up and got a hotel in the first place, this supposed ‘dangerous’ paparazzi chase around town would never have happened. They would have been driven back to the Carlyle, been photographed going inside and that would have been the end of it.”
And they also wrote this:
“The Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their destination, and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries or arrests in regard,” the New York City Police Department said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Harry and Meghan put regular people’s lives at risk because they are cheap,” the law enforcement source told Page Six. “They should just accept that people are going to take photos of them, photographers are going to follow them — this is New York — and they have to take intelligent steps to ensure their own security for the safety of themselves and everyone else.”
The NY Police have officially disputed Meg and Harry’s claim that the chase was “dangerous.” No traffic citations were issued, and the there will be no criminal investigation into the paparazzi’s actions.