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Paparazzi Pursuit

Photo by Northern Ireland Office

Prince Harry, his wife Meghan, and her mother, Doria Ragland, were followed in their car by paparazzi late Tuesday after attending an awards ceremony in New York, where Meghan was an honoree, according to reports. They left in a private security vehicle, were trailed by paparazzi, and then assisted by police to a precinct on the Upper East Side; they left in a taxi when the coast was clear. The incident resulted in no injuries or collisions, authorities said yesterday.

The reports raised allusions to the Aug. 31, 1997, car crash involving paparazzi that killed Princess Diana, her boyfriend Dodi al-Fayed, and the car’s driver Henri Paul, in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris. A later investigation found the paparazzi and Paul—who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit—equally at fault for the deaths.

Prince Harry and Meghan stepped back as senior members of the royal family in January 2020, mostly attributing their decision to how they were treated by British tabloids. They currently live in California. See a timeline of their exit from the royal family here.

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