Gayle King says it's 'troubling' that people are 'downplaying' Prince Harry, Meghan Markle car chase claim


CBS News' Gayle King said she finds it "troubling" that media figures and members of the public are "downplaying" the paparazzi car chase involving Prince Harry and Meghan Markle that occurred last week in New York City.

"I think it was a very unfortunate incident," King told Page Six on Saturday. "It’s troubling to me that anybody would try to downplay what that would mean to them. That’s very troubling to me."

A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex claimed that the couple was pursued by paparazzi in a car chase that went on for two hours last Tuesday night, after leaving a charity event in Manhattan’s midtown. The pursuit resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers, according to the spokesperson, who called the incident "near catastrophic."

No footage of the alleged car chase has been made available. The NYPD told Fox News Digital that while there were "numerous photographers that made their transport challenging," the Duke and Duchess of Sussex "arrived at their destination and there were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries, or arrests in regard." The NYPD is looking through traffic camera footage and security footage to "piece together what transpired," a law enforcement source told Fox News Digital.

High-profile media figures, politicians and online critics immediately cast doubt on the couple's claim, questioning the likeliness that they were chased in Manhattan for over two hours by paparazzi in a "near catastrophic" pursuit, as they alleged.

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said last week that while he agrees paparazzi need to prioritize "public safety," he is skeptical about the duration of the chase.... (Read more)

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