Earlier this week, it was reported that Prince Harry, his wife Meghan Markle and Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, were involved in a near-fatal car crash in New York on Tuesday (May 16). In a statement to CNN from the spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess, it was “a relentless chase, lasting over two hours”.
The spokesperson also said the pursuit resulted in “multiple near misses involving other drivers on the road, pedestrians and two NYPD (New York Police Department) officers.” On Thursday, May 18, Whoopi Goldberg expressed her skepticism over the incident on View. “Their spokesperson called it a near-catastrophic car chase,” she said.
“Others said it wasn’t bad, but I think people in New York know that if it was possible to have car chases in New York, we’d all get to the theater on time. .” Goldberg went on to discuss the lawsuit, in which she explained how NYC would be a difficult setting for it to happen.
“I think their spokesperson referenced something you would typically refer to in Los Angeles. This is where you have chases, this is where you can move at high speeds,” she remarked. “I think they were dealing with some aggressive paparazzi, but I don’t think it’s where, you know, you watch TV…just watch the cars go…because it just doesn’t work in New York .”
Fellow co-host Sunny Hostin, however, believes the pair could have been in real danger. “Nobody ever claimed there was a high-speed chase and I think when we think of chases, we think of high-speed chases,” she explained.
“If they were scared, I’ll grant them that. … When you look at a situation like this, where his mother died from a disastrous car chase and he knows that and [Meghan] knows that, I wouldn’t want to be in a situation where e-bikes and sedans aggressively follow me around town. No matter how over the top the car chase was, the couple thankfully stayed safe.
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