Following reports of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle being involved in a New York City car chase with paparazzi, Whoopi Goldberg shared doubts about their story.
Goldberg shared her commentary during a recent episode of The View. After giving a quick rundown, Whoopi questioned whether car chases were even “possible” in New York City.
“Their spokesperson called it a ‘near catastrophic car chase.’ Others said it wasn’t bad. But I think people in New York know if it was possible to have car chases.”
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She then noted that while high-speed chases can go down in Los Angeles, pulling them off in NYC is trickier.
“I think their spokesperson referenced something that you generally would reference in Los Angeles. That’s where you have chases. That’s where you can move at high speeds.”
Whoopi summed up her feelings by sharing, “I think they were dealing with aggressive paparazzi, but I don’t think it was [a high-speed chase]. It just doesn’t work in New York.”
Joy Behar appeared to agree with Whoopi’s commentary, pointing out that ambulances even have trouble navigating the NYC traffic congestion.
However, Sunny Hostin shared a different perspective, noting that “no one ever claimed that there was a high-speed chase.”
She also pointed out that electric bikes, which she called “menaces,” were allegedly involved before proclaiming, “If they felt scared, I will grant them that.”
Whoopi responded by noting that she “understood” Sunny’s stance, but she said the word “chase” was ultimately throwing her off a bit.
There Are Some Conflicting Stances On The Alleged 2-Hour Pursuit
As The Shade Room reported, paparazzi allegedly pursued Harry, Meghan, and her mother—Doria Ragland—on Tuesday night.
After calling the incident a “near catastrophic car chase,” a spokesperson for the couple noted, “This relentless pursuit, lasting over two hours, resulted in multiple near collisions.”
Reports of the incident shocked many—mainly because a similar situation caused Princess Diana’s death in 1997.
However, The Independent noted that the NYPD didn’t see the situation the same way. After calling the paparazzi pursuit “challenging,” a spokesperson added, “There were no reported collisions, summonses, injuries or arrests.”
Mayor Eric Adams also declared he found it “hard to believe” that the chase could have lasted two hours.
However, Adams was sure to point out, “If it’s 10 minutes, a 10-minute chase is extremely dangerous in New York City.”