Harry and Meghan simply didn't pay for the hotel - a version of the "death chase"
The car chase for Prince Harry and Meghan Markle took place because the dukes could not pay for the hotel.
This was reported by Page Six.
According to an insider, the royal couple allegedly demanded that the Carlyle, the favorite hotel of the deceased Princess Diana, provide them with a discounted room for their visit to New York that day.
According to law enforcement sources, the managers of the establishment refused, so the couple stayed at a friend's house on the Upper East Side.
But when the paparazzi began to follow them, it was a "relentless chase that lasted more than two hours," because the son of King Charles III and his wife did not want to "lead" the photographers to their friend's house and reveal where they were staying.
A New York law enforcement source said: "They should have just checked into a hotel for everyone's safety. Instead, they couldn't pay and wanted a free place to stay."
"If they had simply paid for the hotel, this allegedly 'dangerous' paparazzi chase through the city would never have happened. They would have been driven back to the Carlyle, photographed going inside, and that would have been the end of it," the source said.
The cost of a room at Princess Diana's favorite hotel in New York ranges from $1,240 to $6,000 per night.
It should be noted that the taxi driver who drove Prince Harry and Meghan Markle told his version of the incident.
According to Sukhcharn "Sunny" Singh, he picked up Meghan, her mother, and Prince Harry around 11:00 p.m. By the way, he was paid $50 for the trip.
He was stopped by a security guard. Harry, Meghan and Doria squeezed into the back seat, and the guard sat in front. After a few minutes, he became concerned that they were being followed and asked him to turn back.
Singh confirmed that the photographers came out of nowhere while they were standing still and stuck behind the garbage truck, and that his passengers looked "nervous," but he denied that the chase was "almost disastrous."
The Backgrid USA photo agency today responded to claims that their photographers were behaving aggressively, saying they "did not intend to cause any suffering or harm as their only tool was their cameras" and reported that no confrontations occurred. Four photographers from their agency were shooting Meghan and Harry. Three of them were traveling by car and one by bicycle.
Earlier it was reported that the official representative of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan said that the couple almost crashed when their car was chased by paparazzi photographers. The Backgrid USA photo agency refused to provide the dukes with photos upon their request.