Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and her mother, Doria Ragland, found themselves in a harrowing two-hour car chase with paparazzi on Tuesday, drawing haunting parallels to the tragic fate of Prince Harry’s mother, Princess Diana. On August 31, 1997, Princess Diana lost her life in a car accident that took place in the Pont de l’Alma tunnel in Paris, France. Pursued by paparazzi, the car she was in with her companion, Dodi Fayed, collided with a pillar, resulting in the devastating deaths of Princess Diana, Dodi Fayed, and their driver, Henri Paul.
According to the Daily Wire:
The chase, described as “near catastrophic,” happened following an event in New York City where Markle received a “Woman of Vision” award.
“This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD officers,” the spokesperson said.
Harry’s mother, the late Princess Diana, died in a car wreck in 1997 in Paris, France. Some, including Harry, have blamed the wreck on the paparazzi.
“I think one of the hardest things to come to terms with is the fact that the people that chased her into the tunnel were the same people that were taking photographs of her while she was still dying on the back seat of the car,” Harry said in a BBC documentary in 2017.
While the exact details of the royal couple’s activities and destination remain unconfirmed, the alarming duration of the two-hour car chase cannot be ignored. This incident raises concerns, particularly in light of the tragic history involving Princess Diana. The potential risk posed to another member of the royal family has understandably sparked anger and frustration among many.