On Thursday’s episode of “The View,” Goldberg recounted how Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and her mother Doria Ragland were followed by paparazzi as they left the Ziegfeld Theatre. A representative for the trio described the harrowing experience as a “near-catastrophic car chase.”
The audience began to chuckle as Goldberg produced a dubious expression at that final line.
“Others said it wasn’t bad,” she continued. But I believe New Yorkers are aware that even if vehicle chases were conceivable there, everyone would be at the theatre on time.
However, I believe that their spokesperson made a reference to something that you would typically make in Los Angeles, Goldberg said. “Chases take place there. Where you can travel quickly is there. They had to cope with obnoxious paparazzi. In New York, that just doesn’t work.
When an ambulance is attempting to go through the city, sometimes I think, “That person is dead,” added co-host Joy Behar, who looked to concur with Goldberg.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were defended by Sunny Hostin, who asserted that “no one ever claimed that there was a high-speed chase, and I think when we think about chases, we think about high-speed chases.”
Initially, a representative for the royal family stated, “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.”
The allegation said, “This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in numerous near collisions involving other road users, pedestrians, and two NYPD officers.” “While having a certain level of public interest comes with being a public figure, it should never come at the expense of anyone’s safety.”
NYPD Deputy Commissioner Public Information Officer Julian Phillips released a statement citing, “On Tuesday evening, May 16, the NYPD assisted the private security team protecting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. There were numerous photographers that made their transport difficult. There were no collisions, citations, injuries, or arrests in the area when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex arrived at their destination.”