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Photographer ‘in Prince Harry and Meghan chase blames their driver (video)

A photographer who claims to have been following Harry and Meghan spoke to GMB this morning (Picture ITV/Getty)

A paparazzi driver who claims to have been involved in the chase with Harry and Meghan says it was their driver who made the pursuit a 'catastrophic experience'.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex said yesterday they were chased by photographers around New York for two hours on Tuesday, with two police officers allegedly involved in near misses.

The couple were attending an event in Manhattan with Meghan's mother, Doria Ragland, as Meghan accepted a Woman of Vision award.

But one of the photographers allegedly involved in the chase has spoken out and places blame at the feet of Harry and Meghan's driver.

Yesterday evening a taxi driver who gave the couple a ride claimed they hadn't been chased.

The paparazzo, who spoke anonymously to ITV's Good Morning Britain, said: 'Last night after leaving the theatre, there were hopes from me and a few other photographers that maybe they would go to a restaurant.

'For the most part, I was driving and it was very tense trying to keep up with the vehicles.

'They did a lot of blocking and there was a lot of different type of manoeuvres to stop what was happening.

'Their driver was making it a catastrophic experience... if they were going 80mph, I would probably have been going 20mph behind them and hoping to keep sight of them.

'So if it was dangerous and catastrophic, it was more than likely based on the person that was driving.

'The driver wanted to drive fast, cut through lanes and do this and do that, go the wrong way, I had no control over any of that.

'It was too much. I don’t like the idea of high speed chases - going from across town to this town.'

In a statement released yesterday, a spokesman for the Sussexes said: 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.

'This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers.

'While being a public figure comes with a level of interest from the public, it should never come at the cost of anyone’s safety.'

The couple attended the event with Meghan's mother Doria Ragland (Picture: James Devaney/GC Images)

Credit: metro

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